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Bibliography of the reptiles of
Ascension  [United Kingdom]

Note: In order to limit redundancy, relevant literature indexed in the related bibliographies in the left column may not have been included in this page. For a comprehensive search of literature, these bibliographies should therefore also be consulted.


Anonymous. 1969. Do turtles sniff their way to Ascension? New Scientist 41: 355.

Bowen, B.W.; Meylan, A.B.; Avise, J.C. 1989. An odyssey of the Green Sea Turtle: Ascension Island revisited. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 86(2): 573-576.

Edgar, P. 2010. The Amphibians and Reptiles Of the UK Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies and Sovereign Base Areas. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Boscombe, United Kingdom. 132 pp.

Fletemeyer, J. 1986. Guest editorial: Ascension Island turtles still in trouble. Marine Turtle Newsletter 37: 11.

Fletemeyer, J.R. 1979. Ascension Island development: lessons from Florida. Marine Turtle Newsletter 11: 2-3.

Godley, B.J.; Broderick, A.C.; Hays, G.C. 2001. Nesting of Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) at Ascension Island, South Atlantic. Biological Conservation 97(2): 151-158.

Hays, G.C.; Adams, C.R.; Broderick, A.C.; Godley, B.J.; Lucas, D.J.; Metcalfe, J.D.; Prior, A.A. 2000. The diving behaviour of Green Turtles at Ascension Island. Animal Behaviour 59(3): 577-586.

Hays, G.C.; Broderick, A.C.; Glen, F.; Godley, B.J.; Nichols, W.J. 2001. The movements and submergence behaviour of male Green Turtles at Ascension Island. Marine Biology (Berlin) 139(2): 395-399.

Jones, S. 1989. Report on other wildlife. Royal Air Force Ornithological Society Journal 19: 33-34.

Koch, A.L.; Carr, A.; Ehrenfeld, D.W. 1968. The problem of open-sea navigation: the migration of the Green Turtle to Ascension Island. Journal theor. Biol. 22: 163-179.

Koch, A.L.; Carr, A.; Ehrenfeld, D.W. 1969. The problem of open-sea navigation; the migration of the Green Turtle to Ascension Island. Journal theoret. Biol. 22: 163-179.

Loveridge, A. 1959. Notes on the present Herpetofauna of Ascension Island. Copeia 1959: 69-70.

Loveridge, A. 1961. An East African gecko colonising Ascension Island. Journal of the East Africa Natural History Society 23(7): 296-297.

Mortimer, J.A. 1981. Reproductive ecology of the Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas, at Ascension Island. Dissertation Abstracts International B Sciences and Engineering 42(5): 1781.

Mortimer, J.A. 1986. Guest editorial: commentary on the situation at Ascencion Island. Marine Turtle Newsletter 37: 11-12.

Mortimer, J.A.; Carr, A. 1987. Reproduction and migrations of the Ascension Island Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas). Copeia 1987(1): 103-113.

Mortimer, J.A.; Portier, K.M. 1989. Reproductive homing and internesting behavior of the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) at Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Copeia 1989(4): 962-977.

Putman, N.F.; Abreu-Grobois, F.A.; Broderick, A.C.; Ciofi, C.; Formia, A.; Godley, B.J.; Stroud, S.; Pelembe, T.; Verley, P.; Williams, N. 2014. Numerical dispersal simulations and genetics help explain the origin of hawksbill sea turtles in Ascension Island. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 450: 98-108.

Simon, M.H.; Parkes, A.S. 1976. The Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas): nesting on Ascension Island 1973-1974. Journal of Zoology (London) 179(2): 153-163.

Stroud, J.T.; Richardson, A.J.; Sim, J.; Airnes, A.; Stritch, J.M. 2018. Onward to the Mid-Atlantic: First records of Cuban Brown Anoles (Anolis sagrei) on Ascension Island. IRCF (International Reptile Conservation Foundation) Journal 25(3): 220222.

White, R.W.; George, T.J. 2002. Leatherback Turtles in Mid-South Atlantic waters. Marine Turtle Newsletter 97: 13.