Temporal range: Miocene
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Chelydridae
Genus: Chelydrops
Peters, 1868
C. stricta
Binomial name
Chelydrops stricta
(Matthew, 1924)

Chelydrops is an extinct genus of Chelydridae from Miocene of North America. Only one species is described, Chelydrops stricta (Matthew, 1924).

The genus was considered by Hutchison (2008) to be a junior synonym of the genus Macrochelys, containing the alligator snapping turtle; Hutchison transferred the species C. stricta to the genus Macrochelys.[1]


  1. ^ J. Howard Hutchison (2008). "History of fossil Chelydridae". In A.C. Styermark; M.S. Finkler; R.J. Brooks (eds.). Biology of the Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 14–30.