Evaluating recent taxonomic changes for alligator snapping turtles (Testudines: Chelydridae).

@article{Folt2015EvaluatingRT,
  title={Evaluating recent taxonomic changes for alligator snapping turtles (Testudines: Chelydridae).},
  author={Brian Folt and Craig Guyer},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2015},
  volume={3947 3},
  pages={
          447-50
        }
}
The Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii Troost in Harlan 1835, sensu lato) has been historically treated as a single, wide-ranging species, until a recently published paper by Thomas et al. (2014; hereafter Thomas et al.) analyzed variation in morphology and mitochondrial DNA sequence data to describe two new species of Macrochelys: the Apalachicola Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys apalachicolae Thomas, Granatosky, Bourque, Krysko, Moler, Gamble, Suarez, Leone & Roman 2014… 

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