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Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises

Total Published to Date (2008–2024):
124 accounts covering 168 turtle and tortoise taxa from 128 nations,
plus 9 updated annotated checklists of all Turtles of the World
(8 for modern taxa and 1 for recently extinct taxa),
2,609 total pages, 253 contributing authors, 280 account photographers
Most recent accounts and checklist published on: 27 April 2024

(click on cover itself or text below to go to the Table of Contents and then to the Accounts)

Cover Photo: Batagur trivittata, Burmese roofed turtle, male in breeding color,
at the Yadanabon Zoo, Mandalay, Myanmar, October 2005.
Photo by Rick Hudson.

Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises:
A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group

Currently Edited by:
Anders G.J. Rhodin, John B. Iverson, Peter Paul van Dijk,
Craig B. Stanford, Eric V. Goode, Kurt A. Buhlmann, and Russell A. Mittermeier

Chelonian Research Monographs – Numbers 5 and 7
Published by Chelonian Research Foundation 2008–2016
Published by Chelonian Research Foundation and Turtle Conservancy 2017–

This major compilation and assessment project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group is gradually producing individual species accounts on the conservation biology all 300+ modern freshwater turtles and tortoises of the world. Publication of these accounts is by Chelonian Research Foundation (joined since 2017 by Turtle Conservancy) as part of their publications series Chelonian Research Monographs (ISSN 1088-7105). The accounts are being published online here on the TFTSG website and will continue to be published on a regular basis over the course of the next several years. All accounts published here are downloadable open-access and fully citeable peer-reviewed scientific articles, each identified by a unique DOI (digital object identifier) number, as practiced by leading online journals. The entire work is modeled loosely on the format established by the Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles.

Table of Contents for Online Publication

Information for Current and Potential Contributing Authors
and Contributing Photographers for this On-Going Project

Ordering Details to obtain Hardcopy Printed Versions of this Publication
Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5