Five area biologists have collaborated for a recent publication
that documents the first known record of the Spiny Softshell
turtle in Sullivan County, TN.
The turtle was captured 19 July 2014 from Steele Creek Park
Lake and verified by A. Floyd Scott of Austin Peay State
Universiy Museum of Zoology and now appears in the Atlas
of Reptiles in Tennessee published by the university.
The publication of the record is in the June 2015 issue of
Herpetological Review (page 214).