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Turtle Bibliography / PDF Library

This password-protected online turtle bibliography is only for the use of TFTSG members for purposes of research and access to single copies of pertinent publications on biology and conservation of turtles and tortoises. Access to this page is restricted so as to prevent public usage and abuse through avoidance of royalty fees or copyright infringement. All pdf's available here have either been received as scientific reprints from the original authors or their professional colleagues, or have been scanned from original literature and are made available here only for scientific use by individual researchers. All TFTSG members are asked to contribute to this library by sending pdf copies of their own publications so that they can be made available here. If you also have available pdf's from other non-TFTSG authors concerning pertinent turtle biology and conservation issues, please also send them for posting here. Send all pdf's to Anders Rhodin at [email protected] Only by creating a reasonably complete pdf library will we achieve a truly useful resource to help us understand and protect turtles. Thank you. Budischak, S. A., J. M. Hester, S. J. Price, and M. E. Dorcas. 2006. Natural history of box turtles,

Terrapene carolina, in an urbanized landscape. Southeastern Naturalist. 5: 191-204 Dorcas, M. E., J. D. Willson, and J. W. Gibbons. 2007. Crab trapping causes population decline and demographic changes in diamondback terrapins over two decades. Biological Conservation 137: 334-340. Failey, E. L., J.C. McCoy, S. J. Price and M. E. Dorcas. 2007. Ecology of turtles inhabiting golf course and farm ponds in the western Piedmont of North Carolina. Journal of North Carolina Academy of Science 123: 221-232. Grayson, K.L. and M.E. Dorcas. 2004. Seasonal temperature variation in the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta). Herpetologica 60:325-336.

Harden, L. A., N. A. DiLuzio, J. W. Gibbons, and M. E. Dorcas. 2007. Spatial and thermal ecology of diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in a South Carolina salt marsh. Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science 123: 154-162. Kornilev, Y. V., S. J. Price, and M. E. Dorcas. 2006. Between a rock and a hard place: responses of eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina) when trapped between railroad tracks. Herpetological Review 37: 145-148. LUTCAVAGE, MOLLY, ANDERS G.J. RHODIN, SAMUEL S. SADOVE, AND CAROL REHM CONROY. 2002. Direct carapacial attachment of satellite tags using orthopedic bioabsorbable mini-anchor screws on leatherback turtles in Culebra, Puerto Rico. Marine Turtle Newsletter 95:9-12. (pdf) McCoy, J. C., E. L. Failey, S. J. Price and M. E. Dorcas. 2007. An assessment of leech parasitism on semi-aquatic turtles in the western Piedmont of North Carolina. Southeastern Naturalist 6:191-202. MITCHELL, JOSEPH C. and ANDERS G.J. RHODIN. 1996. Observations on the natural history and exploitation of the turtles of Nepal, with life history notes on Melanochelys trijuga. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 2(1):66-72. (pdf) QUINN, HUGH; AND RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. 2007. Turtle Conservation Fund: a five year history. Turtle Survival Alliance Newsletter 2007(August): 38. (pdf)

RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. 1974. Pathological lithophagy in Testudo horsfieldi. Journal of Herpetology 8(4):385-386. (pdf)

RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. and RUSSELL A. MITTERMEIER. 1974. På jakt efter Kinosternon angustipons, centralamerikas sällsyntaste sköldpadda. (In search of Kinosternon angustipons, Central America's rarest turtle.) [In Swedish]. Snoken – National Swedish Herpetological Association 4(5):6-8. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. and RUSSELL A. MITTERMEIER. 1976. Chelodina parkeri, a new species of chelid turtle from New Guinea, with a discussion of Chelodina siebenrocki Werner, 1901. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 147(11):465-488. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. and SYLVIA SPRING. 1979. Vernacular names of turtles in the New Guinea area. Wildlife in Papua New Guinea 79(3):1-16. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J., SYLVIA SPRING, and PETER C.H. PRITCHARD. 1980. Glossary of turtle vernacular names used in the New Guinea region. Journal of the Polynesian Society 89(1):105-117. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J., JOHN A. OGDEN, and GERALD J. CONLOGUE. 1980. Preliminary studies on skeletal morphology of the leatherback turtle. Marine Turtle Newsletter 16:7-9. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J., JOHN A. OGDEN, and GERALD J. CONLOGUE. 1981. Chondro-osseous morphology of Dermochelys coriacea, a marine reptile with mammalian skeletal features. Nature 290(5803):244-246. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J., RUSSELL A. MITTERMEIER, and ROBERTO DA ROCHA E SILVA. 1982. Distribution and taxonomic status of Phrynops hogei, a rare chelid turtle from southeastern  Brazil. Copeia 1982(1):179-181. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. and HOBART M. SMITH. 1982. The original authorship and type specimen of Dermochelys coriacea. Journal of Herpetology 16(3):316-317. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. and RUSSELL A. MITTERMEIER. 1983. Description of Phrynops williamsi, a new species of chelid turtle of the South American P. geoffroanus complex. In:  RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. and KENNETH MIYATA (Editors). Advances in Herpetology and Evolutionary Biology. Essays in Honor of Ernest E. Williams. Cambridge, Massachusetts:  Museum of Comparative Zoology, pp. 58-73. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J., RUSSELL A. MITTERMEIER, and J. ROBERT McMORRIS. 1984. Platemys macrocephala, a new species of chelid turtle from central Bolivia and the Pantanal region of Brazil. Herpetologica 40(1):38-46. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J., PETER C.H. PRITCHARD, and RUSSELL A. MITTERMEIER. 1984. The incidence of spinal deformities in marine turtles, with notes on the prevalence of kyphosis in Indonesian Chelonia mydas. British Journal of Herpetology 6(10):369-373. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. and TONYA LARGY. 1984. Prehistoric occurrence of the redbelly turtle (Pseudemys rubriventris) at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Herpetological Review 15(4):107. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. 1985. Comparative chondro-osseous development and growth of marine turtles. Copeia 1985(3):752-771. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. 1992. Chelonian zooarchaeology of eastern New England: turtle bone remains from Cedar Swamp and other prehistoric sites. Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society 53(1):21-30. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. 1993. Range extension for Emydura subglobosa in Papua New Guinea. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 1(1):47-48. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. 1994b. Chelid turtles of the Australasian Archipelago: II. A new species of Chelodina from Roti Island, Indonesia. Breviora 498:1-31. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. 1995. Archaeological turtle bone remains from Concord Shell Heap. Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society 56(2):71-82. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. 1996. Status and conservation of Chelodina mccordi, an isolated and restricted freshwater turtle from Roti Island, Indonesia. In: Devaux, Bernard (Ed.). Proceedings – International Congress of Chelonian Conservation. Gonfaron, France: Editions SOPTOM, p. 67. (pdf) RHODIN, JOHANNES A.G., ANDERS G.J. RHODIN, and JAMES R. SPOTILA. 1996. Electron microscopic analysis of vascular cartilage canals in the humeral epiphysis of hatchling leatherback turtles, Dermochelys coriacea. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 2(2):250-260. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. and BRIAN O. BUTLER. 1997. The painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) of New England: taxonomy, morphometrics, and reproduction. In: Tyning, Thomas F. (Ed.). Status and Conservation of Turtles of the Northeastern United States. Lanesboro, MN: Serpent's Tale, pp. 34-40. (pdf

) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. AND VAGI R. GENORUPA. 2000. Conservation status of freshwater turtles in Papua New Guinea. In: VAN DIJK, P.P., STUART, B.L., AND RHODIN, A.G.J. (Eds.). Asian Turtle Trade: Proceedings of a Workshop on Conservation and Trade of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises in Asia. Chelonian Research Monographs 2:129-136. (pdf) SMITH, HOBART M. and ANDERS G.J. RHODIN. 1986. Authorship of the scientific name of the leatherback sea turtle. Journal of Herpetology 20(3):450-451. (

pdf) TURTLE CONSERVATION FUND (BUHLMANN, KURT A., RICK HUDSON, AND ANDERS G.J. RHODIN). 2002. A Global Action Plan for Conservation of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles. Strategy and Funding Prospectus 2002–2007. Washington, DC: Conservation International and Chelonian Research Foundation, 30 pp. (pdf) STARKEY, DAVID E.; SHAFFER, H. BRADLEY; BURKE, RUSSELL L.; FORSTNER, MICHAEL R.J.; IVERSON, JON B.; JANZEN, FREDRIC J.; RHODIN, ANDERS G.J.; AND ULTSCH, GORDON R. 2003. Molecular systematics, phylogeography, and the effects of Pleistocene glaciation in the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) complex. Evolution 57(1):119-128. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. 2003. Conservation and trade of Asian freshwater turtles and tortoises: updated review of status and threats with recommendations for CITES listings. In: CITES. Conservation and trade in freshwater turtles and tortoises. Addressing recommendations from the Kunming Workshop. CITES AC19 Doc. 15.1, pp. 3-38. (pdf) MITTERMEIER, RUSSELL A.; BUHLMANN, KURT A.; RHODIN, ANDERS G.J.; AND PRITCHARD, PETER C.H. 2004. On the trail of giant river turtles. Reptiles Magazine 12(4):60-67. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J.; ISKANDAR,  DJOKO T.; KUCHLING, GERALD; GEORGES, ARTHUR; AND FITZSIMMONS, NANCY. 2004. Initiation of a species recovery plan for the Critically Endangered endemic Roti snake-neck turtle (Chelodina mccordi Rhodin, 1994), Roti Island, Indonesia. Phase 1. Population status, systematic relationships, and preliminary protected areas assessments. Grant proposal to Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund, 7 pp. (pdf

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RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. 2005. Turtles in terrible trouble – global threats, conservation action, and hope on the horizon. In: Hiddinga, B. (Ed.). Proceedings of the EAZA Conference 2004, Kolmarden. Amsterdam: EAZA Executive Offices, pp. 38-46. (pdf)

STUART, BRYAN L.; RHODIN, ANDERS G.J.; GRISMER, L. LEE; AND HANSEL, TROY. 2006. Scientific description can imperil species. Science 312:1137. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. 2006. Turtles and humans in Florida and the World: a global perspective on diversity, threats, and economic development. In: Meylan, Peter A. (Ed.). Biology and Conservation of Florida Turtles. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 3, pp. 18-27. (pdf) SEMINOFF, JEFFREY A.; PALADINO, FRANK V.; AND RHODIN, ANDERS G.J.  2007. Refocusing on leatherbacks: conservation challenges and signs of success. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 6(1):1-6. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. 2007. Culebra leatherbacks [turtle poetry]. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 6(1):159. (pdf) SHAFFER, H. BRADLEY, FITZSIMMONS, NANCY N., GEORGES, ARTHUR, AND RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. 2007b. Executive summary. In: Shaffer, H. Bradley, FitzSimmons, Nancy N., Georges, Arthur, and Rhodin, Anders G.J. (Eds.). Defining Turtle Diversity: Proceedings of a Workshop on Genetics, Ethics, and Taxonomy of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 4, pp. 13-14. (pdf) Tuberville, T. D. and M. E. Dorcas. 2001. Winter survey of a gopher tortoise population in South Carolina. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4:182-186. TURTLE TAXONOMY WORKING GROUP [BICKHAM, JOHN W., PARHAM, JAMES F., PHILIPPEN, HANS-DIETER, RHODIN, ANDERS G.J., SHAFFER, H. BRADLEY, SPINKS, PHILLIP Q., AND VAN DIJK, PETER PAUL]. 2007a. Turtle taxonomy: methodology, recommendations, and guidelines. In: Shaffer, H. Bradley, FitzSimmons, Nancy N., Georges, Arthur, and Rhodin, Anders G.J. (Eds.). Defining Turtle Diversity: Proceedings of a Workshop on Genetics, Ethics, and Taxonomy of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 4, pp. 73-84. (pdf) TURTLE TAXONOMY WORKING GROUP [BICKHAM, JOHN W., IVERSON, JOHN B., PARHAM, JAMES F., PHILIPPEN, HANS-DIETER, RHODIN, ANDERS G.J., SHAFFER, H. BRADLEY, SPINKS, PHILLIP Q., AND VAN DIJK, PETER PAUL]. 2007b. An annotated list of modern turtle terminal taxa with comments on areas of taxonomic instability and recent change. In: Shaffer, H. Bradley, FitzSimmons, Nancy N., Georges, Arthur, and Rhodin, Anders G.J. (Eds.). Defining Turtle Diversity: Proceedings of a Workshop on Genetics, Ethics, and Taxonomy of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 4, pp. 173-199. (pdf) RHODIN, ANDERS G.J. 2007. Turtle names [turtle poetry].  In: Shaffer, H. Bradley, FitzSimmons, Nancy N., Georges, Arthur, and Rhodin, Anders G.J. (Eds.). Defining Turtle Diversity: Proceedings of a Workshop on Genetics, Ethics, and Taxonomy of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 4, p. 200. (pdf)

Baker, J. P.,J. P. Costanzo, R. Herlands, R. C. Woods, and R. E. Lee, Jr. 2006. Inoculative freezing promotes winter survival in the diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin. Can. J. Zool. 84:116-124

Baldwin, J. D. , L. A. Latino, B. K. Mealey, G. M. Parks, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2005. The diamondback terrapin in Florida Bay and the Florida Keys: insights into turtle conservation and ecology. pp. 180-186.  In: W. E. Meshaka, Jr., and K. J. Babbitt, eds. Amphibians and Reptiles: status and conservation in Florida.  Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida.

Burke, R. L.,  C. M. Schneider, and M. T. Dolinger. 2005 Cues used by raccoons to find turtle nests: effects of flags, human scent, and diamondback terrapin sign. J. Herp 29:312-315.

 

Butler, J. A., C. Broadhurst, M. Green and Z. Mullin. 2004. Nesting, nest predation and hatchling emergence of the Carolina diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin centrata, in Northeastern Florida. Am. Midl. Nat. 152:145-155.

 

Butler, J.A. and G.L. Heinrich.  2007. The effectiveness of bycatch reduction devices on crab pots at reducing capture and mortality of diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in Florida.  Estuaries and Coasts 30:179-185.

Butler, J. A., G.L. Heinrich, and R.A. Seigel. 2006. Third workshop on the ecology, status and conservation of diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin): Results and recommendations.  Chelonian Conservation and Biology 5:331-334.

Butler, J. A., R. A. Seigel, and B. K. Mealey. 2006. Malaclemys terrapin – Diamondback terrapin.  In (ed) P. Meylan, Biology and Conservation of Florida Turtles, Chelonian Research Monographs 3:279-295.

Costanzo, J. P., P. J. Baker, and R. E. Lee, Jr. 2006. Physiological responses to freezing in hatchlings of freeze tolerant and -intolerant turtles. J. Comp. Physiol. B 176:697-707.

Dorcas, M. E., J. D. Wilson, J. W. Gibbons. 2007. Crab trapping causes population decline and demographic changes in diamondback terrapin over two decades.  Biological Conservation 137:334-340.

Feinberg, J. A. and R. L. Burke. 2003. Nesting ecology and predation of diamondback terrapins, Malaclemys terrapin, at Gateway National Recreation Area, New York. J. Herp. 37:517-526.

Gibbons, J. W., J. E. Lovich, A. D. Tucker, N. N. Fitzsimmons and J. L. Greene. 2001. Demographic and ecological factors affecting conservation and management of diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in South Carolina. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4:66-74.

Harden, L. A. N. A. Diluzio, J. W. Gibbons, and M. E. Dorcas. 2007. Spatial and thermal ecology of the diamondback terrapin (Malacelmys terrapin) in a South Carolina salt marsh. Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences. 123:154-162.

Hoyle, M. E. and J. W. Gibbons. 2000. Use of a marked population of diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) to determine impacts of recreational crab pots. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3:735-737.

Lovich, J. E. and J. W. Gibbons. 1990. Age at maturity influences adult sex ration in the turtle Malaclemys terrapin. Oikos 59:126-134.

Lovich, J. E., A. D. Tucker, D. E. Kling, J. W. Gibbons, and T. D. Zimmerman. 1991. Hatchling behavior of diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) released in a South Carolina salt marsh. Herp. Rev. 22:81-83.

Roosenburg, W. M. 1991. The diamondback terrapin: Habitat requirements, population dynamics, and opportunities for conservation. New Perspectives in the Chesapeake System: A Research and Management and Partnership. Proceedings of a Conference. Chesapeake Research Consortium Pub. No 137. Solomons, Md. pp. 237 – 234.

Roosenburg, W. M. 1994. Nesting habitat requirements of the diamondback terrapin: a geographic comparison. Wetlands Journal 6(2):9-12.

Roosenburg, W. M. 1996. Maternal condition and nest site choice: an alternate for the maintenance of environmental sex determination. Amer. Zool. 36:157-168.

Roosenburg, W. M. 2004. The impact of crab pot fisheries on terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) populations: where are we and where do we need to go? Pages 23-30 in C. Swarth, W. M. Roosenburg and E. Kiviat, editors

. Conservation and Ecology of Turtles of the Mid-Atlantic Region: A Symposium. Biblomania Salt Lake City, Utah. USA.

 

Roosenburg, W. M., P. E. Allman, and B. J. Fruh. 2003. Diamondback terrapin nesting on the Poplar Island environmental restoration project. U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Coastal Services Center. Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Coastal Zone Conference, Baltimore, MD, July 13-17. 2003. NOAA/CS/20322-CD. CD-ROM. Charleston, SC: NOAA Coastal Services Center.

Roosenburg, W. M., W. Cresko, M. Modesitte, and M. B. Robbins. 1997. Diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) mortality in crab pots. Conservation Biology 5:1166-1172.

Roosenburg, W. M.  and T. Dennis. 2005. Egg component comparisons within and among clutches of the diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin. Copeia 2005:417-423.

Roosenburg, W. M. and J. P. Green. 2000. Impact of a bycatch reduction device on diamondback terrapin and blue crab capture in crab pots. Ecological Applications 10:882-889.

Roosenburg, W. M., K. L. Haley, and S. McGuire 1999. Habitat selection and movements of diamondback terrapins , Malaclemys terrapin in a Maryland Estuary. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3:425-429.

Roosenburg, W. M. and A. R. Place. 1995. Nest predation and hatchling sex ratio in the diamondback terrapin: Implications for management and conservation. Towards a Sustainable Coastal Watershed: The Chesapeake Experiment, Proceedings of a Conference. Chesapeake Research Consortium Pub. No 149. Solomons, MD. pp. 65-70.

Seigel, R. A. and J. W. Gibbons. 1995. Workshop on the ecology, status, and management of the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, 2 August 1994: final results and recommendations. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 1:241-243.

Tucker, A. D. and N. N. Fitzsimmons. 1992. A device for separating fecal samples of a mollusc-feeding turtle, Malaclemys terrapin. Herp. Rev. 23:113-115.

Tucker, A. D., N. N. Fitzsimmons, J. W. Gibbons. 1995. Resource partitioning by the estuarine turtle Malaclemys terrapin: trophic, spatial and temporal foraging constraints. Herpetologica 51:167-181.

Tucker, A. D., J. W. Gibbons, and J. L. Greene. 2001. Estimates of adult survival and migration for diamondback terrapins: conservation insight from local extirpation within a metapopulation. Can. J. Zool. 79:2199-2209.

Tucker, A. D., R. E. Yeomans, and J. W. Gibbons. 1997. Shell strength of mud snails (Ilyanassa obsoleta) may deter foraging by diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin). Am Midl. Nat. 138:224-229.