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Alligator Adventures

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Biologists are studying alligator snapping turtles.

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Alligator Snapping Turtle

Video of alligator snapping turtles in the wild.

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Alligator Snapping Turtle

Macrochelys temminckii
In Missouri, alligator snapping turtles are protected, and it is illegal to harvest them.

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Alligator Snapping Turtle Illustration

Larger, heavier, and rougher-looking than the common snapping turtle, the rare alligator snapping turtle is protected, and harvest is illegal in Missouri. Check Missouri Turtle Regulations for more details.

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Alligator Snapping Turtle, Dorsal View

Alligator snapping turtle, dorsal view.

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Alligator Snapping Turtle, Ventral View

Alligator snapping turtle, ventral view.

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Amphibians and Reptiles

You know them as frogs, toads, snakes, turtles and lizards. Get acquainted with all of Missouri's fascinating herptiles, including 43 amphibians and 75 species and subspecies of reptiles.

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Blanding's Turtle

Image of a blanding's turtle.

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Manage your Missouri land to help this endangered species.

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Blanding’s Turtle

Emydoidea blandingii
Blanding’s turtle has an oval, moderately high-domed upper shell and a long head and neck. This medium-sized turtle is endangered in Missouri.

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