Definition of Chelydra
1. Noun. Snapping turtles.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Chelydridae, Family Chelydridae
Member holonyms: Chelydra Serpentina, Common Snapping Turtle, Snapper
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Literary usage of Chelydra
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Darwinism Illustrated: Wood-engravings Explanatory of the Theory of Evolution by George John Romanes (1892)
"B, anterior limb of chelydra serpentina. (After Gegenbaur). U and R, bones of the fore-arm; I to V, fully differentiated bones of the hand, following those ..."
2. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1902)
"In fact, the vertebra in question closely resembles the 6th or 7th of chelydra or ... character of most of the caudal vertebra of chelydra was first pointed ..."
3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1887)
"In two respects, however, the fossil differs from chelydra and ... The portion of the skull of chelydra which corresponds with the fossil is shaded. 1. ..."
4. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1905)
"The humerus is stated to be intermediate between that of chelydra and that of Testudo, but the feature recalling the last named genus is the facetted distal ..."