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Bibliography of the reptiles of the
Pacific Ocean

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Adler, G.H.; Austin, C.C.; Dudley, R. 1995. Dispersal and speciation of skinks among archipelagos in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Evolutionary Ecology 9(5): 529-541.

Allison, A. 1996. Zoogeography of amphibians and reptiles of New Guinea and the Pacific region. pp. 407-436. In: Keast, A. & Miller, S.E. (eds.). The origin and evolution of Pacific island biotas, New Guinea to eastern Polynesia: patterns and processes. SPB Academic Publishing, Amsterdam. 531 pp.

Austin, C.C. 1999. [Colonization, isolation and speciation of lizards on Pacific islands: a molecular genetic perspective]. (In Japanese, English summary). Aquabiology (Tokyo) 21(4)(123): 313-318.

Balazs, G.H. 1978. Terrestrial critical habitat for Sea Turtles under United States jurisdiction in the Pacific region - an overview of existing knowledge. Elepaio 39(4): 37-41.

Balazs, G.H. 1982. Status of Sea Turtles in the central Pacific Ocean. pp. 243-252. In: Bjorndal, K.A. (ed.). Biology and conservation of sea turtles. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 583 pp.

Balazs, G.H. 1989. New initiatives to study Sea Turtles in the eastern Pacific. Marine Turtle Newsletter 47: 19-21.

Banks, R.C.; McDiarmid, R.W.; Gardner, A.L. (eds.). 1987. Checklist of vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Resource Publication 166: 1-79.

Bass, D.; Anderson, P.; Silva, N. de 2011. Applying thresholds to identify key biodiversity areas for marine turtles in Melanesia. Animal Conservation 14(1): 1-11.

Bauer, A.M. 1988. A geological basis for some herpetofaunal disjunctions in the southwest Pacific, with special reference to Vanuatu. Herpetological Journal 1(7): 259-263.

Bellagio Conference On Sea Turtles Steering Committee. 2011. What can be done to restore Pacific turtle populations? The Bellagio blueprint for action on Pacific Sea Turtles. pp. 15-36. In: Dutton, P.; Squires, D. & Ahmed, M. (eds.). Conservation of Pacific Sea Turtles. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 481 pp.

Brown, C.H.; Brown, W.M. 1982. Status of Sea Turtles in the southeastern Pacific: emphasis on Peru. pp. 235-240. In: Bjorndal, K.A. (ed.). Biology and conservation of sea turtles. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 583 pp.

Brown, W.C. 1956. The distribution of terrestrial reptiles in the islands of the Pacific Basin. Proceedings of the 8th Pacific Science Congress 3A: 1479-1491.

Bulmer, R.N.H.; Menzies, J.L.; Parker, F. 1975. Kalam classification of reptiles and fishes. Journal Polynesian Soc. 85(3): 267-308.

Burt, C.E. 1930. Herpetological results of the Whitney South Sea Expedition. IV. Descriptions of new species of lizards from the Pacific Islands (Scincidæ). American Museum Novitates 324: 1-3.

Burt, C.E.; Burt, M.D. 1932. Herpetological results of the Whitney South Sea Expedition. VI. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 63: 461-597.

Carpenter, K.E.; Niem, V.H. (eds.) 2001. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 6. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles, Sea Turtles, sea snakes and marine mammals. FAO, Rome. pp. 3381-4218.

Castle, P.H.J. 1983. Vertebrates. National Museum of New Zealand Miscellaneous Series 7: 87-91.

Chabouis, L.; Chabouis, F. 1954. Petite histoire naturelle des establishments francais de l'Oceanie. Saint-Amand-Montrond. 2: 1-137.

Chaloupka, M.Y.; Dutton, P.; Nakano, H. 2004. Status of Sea Turtle stocks in the Pacific. FAO Fisheries Reports 738: 135-164. (Supplement).

Chapman, V.J. 1969. Conservation and island ecosystems in the south-west Pacific. Biological Conservation 1: 159-165.

Cogger, H.G. 1971. The venomous snakes of Australia and Melanesia. pp. 35-77. In: Bücherl, W. & Buckley, E.E. (eds.): Venomous animals and their venoms. Vol. 2. Venomous vertebrates (snakes, saurians, batrachians, fishes). Academic Press, New York. 687 pp.

Crawford, P. 1993. Nomads of the wind: a natural history of Polynesia. BBC Books, London. 272 pp.

Darevsky, I.S.; Orlova, V.F. 1993. [Herpetofauna of the Pacific Basin islands (Results of expeditions of the USSR Academy of Sciences)]. (In Russian, English summary). Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 72(5): 93-102.

Deraniyagala, P.E.P. 1977. The history of marine herpetology of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India 16(3) [1974]: 793-806.

Dunn, E.R. 1939. Zoological results of the Denison-Crockett Expedition to the South Pacific for the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1937-1933. II. Amphibia and Reptilia. Notulae Naturae (Philadelphia) 14: 1-2.

Dutton, P.H.; Squires, D.; Mahfuzuddin, A. 2011. Conservation of Pacific Sea Turtles. University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu. 481 pp.

Espada, J. de la 1875. Vertebrados del viaje al Pacifico verificado de 1862 a 1865 por una comision de naturalistas enviada por el Gobierno Espanol. Batracios Batracios. Miguel Ginesta, Madrid. 208 pp.

Fisher, H.I. 1948. Locality records of Pacific island reptiles and amphibians. Copeia 1948(1): 69.

Frazier, J. 2012. International instruments. Critical tools for conserving marine turtles in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. pp. 154-190. In: Seminoff, J.A. & Wallace, B.P. (eds.). Sea turtles of the eastern Pacific: advances in research and conservation. University of Arizona Press, Tucson. 368 pp.

Gibbons, J.R.H. 1985. The biogeography and evolution of Pacific island reptiles and amphibians. pp. 125-142. In: Grigg, G.; Shine, R. & Ehmann, H. (eds.). Biology of Australian frogs and reptiles. Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty & the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Chipping Norton (NSW). 527 pp.

Green, D.; Ortiz Crespo, F. 1982. Status of Sea Turtle populations in the central eastern Pacific. pp. 221-233. In: Bjorndal, K.A. (ed.). Biology and conservation of sea turtles. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 583 pp.

Hamann, M.; Schäuble, C.S. (eds.). 2009. Turtles in the South Pacific. Marine Turtle Newsletter 123: 1-20.

Hamilton, A.M.; Hartman, J.H.; Austin, C.C. 2009. Island area and species diversity in the southwest Pacific Ocean: is the lizard fauna of Vanuatu depauperate? Ecography 32(2): 247-258.

Herrmann, H.J. 1998. Amphibien- und Reptilienmythen der Melanesier. Reptilia (D) 3(11): 61-64.

Hirth, H.F. 1973. South Pacific Islands - marine turtle resources. pp. 53-56. In: Marine turtles. Proceedings of the 2nd working meeting of marine turtle specialists. Organized by the Survival Service Commission, IUCN, 8-10 March 1971, at Morges, Switzerland. 109 pp.

Ineich, I. 1991. Bibliographie: oiseaux et reptiles actuels en Oceanie. Bulletin de l'Institut Oceanographique (Monaco) 74(1439): 359-362.

Ineich, I. 1999. Ectodermic parasites as a clue for the inference of some colonization properties in Pacific island geckos: Preliminary results. pp. 191-198. In: Ota, H. (ed.). Tropical island herpetofauna: origin, current diversity, and conservation. Developments in Animal and Veterinary Sciences 29: 1-353.

Ineich, I.; Blanc, C.P. 1988. Distribution des reptiles terrestres en Polynesie orientale. Atoll Research Bulletin 318: 1-75.

Jacobs, G. 1976. Keys to the herpetofauna of the eastern Hemisphere. Part 6. Madagascar Pacific Ocean and islands, and Philippine Islands. Smithsonian Herpetological Information Service 36: 1-4.

Limpus, C.J. 1997. Marine turtle populations of southeast Asia and the western Pacific region: distribution and status. pp. 37-72. In: Noor, Y.R.; Lubis, I.R.; Ounsted, R.; Troeng, S. & Abdullah, A. (eds.). Proceedings of the Workshop on Marine Turtle Research and Management in Indonesia. Jember, East Java - Indonesia, November 1996. Wetlands International, Bogor. 197 pp.

Loveridge, A. 1945. Reptiles of the Pacific World. Macmillan, New York. 259 pp.

Macnae, W. 1968. A general account of the fauna and flora of mangrove swamps and forests in the Indo-West Pacific region. Adv. Mar. Biol. 6: 73-270.

McCann, C. 1953. Distribution of the Gekkonidae in the Pacific area. pp. 27-38. In: Proceedings of the 7th Pacific Science Congress, Auckland and Christchurch. 2 February-4 March, 1949. Vol. 4 (Zool.). Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland.

Noonan, B.P.; Sites, J.W. 2010. Tracing the origins of iguanid lizards and boine snakes of the Pacific. American Naturalist 175(1): 61-72.

Ortenburger, A.I. 1923. Further notes on reptiles collected by the Whitney South Sea Expedition. Copeia 1923(117): 59-60.

Parker, H.W. 1925. Notes on lizards from the South Pacific islands. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Ser. 9) 15: 298-300.

Pilcher, N.; Ismail, G. (eds.). 2000. Sea Turtles of the Indo-Pacific: research management and conservation. Proceedings of the Second ASEAN Symposium and Workshop on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. ASEAN Academic Press, London. 361 pp.

Pinner, E. 1974. Seeschlangen im Pazifischen Ozean. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau 27(1): 31.

Pitman, R.L. 1993. Seabird associations with marine turtles in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Colonial Waterbirds 16(2): 194-201.

Polidoro, B.A.; Elfes, C.T.; Sanciangco, J.C.; Pippard, H.; Carpenter, K.E. 2011. Conservation status of marine biodiversity in Oceania: an analysis of marine species on the IUCN Red List of threatened species. Journal of Marine Biology 2011 (Article 247030): 1-14.

Pritchard, P.C.H. 1982. Marine turtles of the south Pacific. pp. 253-262. In: Bjorndal, K.A. (ed.). Biology and conservation of sea turtles. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 583 pp.

Ritter, H. 1945. Die Schlange in der Religion der Melanesier. Acta Tropica (Basel) Suppl. 3: 1-128.

Saba, V.S. 2012. Sea Turtles in the tropical high seas. Climate variability, oceanography, and ecosystem responses. pp. 39-62. In: Seminoff, J.A. & Wallace, B.P. (eds.). Sea turtles of the eastern Pacific: advances in research and conservation. University of Arizona Press, Tucson. 368 pp.

Schmidt, K.P. 1921. A list of lizards collected by R. H. Beck in the southern Pacific, Nov., 1920, to May, 1921. Copeia 1921(101): 90-92.

Schmidt, K.P. 1922. Second report on lizards secured by the Whitney South Sea Expedition. Copeia 1922(104): 23-24.

Schmidt, K.P. 1930. Essay on the zoogeography of the Pacific islands. pp. 275-292. In: Shurcliff, S.N. Jungle Islands. Putnam, New York.

Schnee 1901. Biologische Notizen über Lygosoma cyanurum Less., sowie Lepidodactylus lugubris D. & B. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Südseefauna. Zeitschr. Naturw. 74: 273-283.

Seminoff, J.A.; Alfaro-Shigueto, J.; Amorocho, D.F.; Arauz, R.; Gallegos, A.B.; Chaverri, D.C.; Gaos, A.R.; Kelez, S.; Mangel, J.C.; Urteaga, J.; Wallace, B.P. 2012. Biology and conservation of Sea Turtles in the eastern Pacific Ocean. A general overview. pp. 11-38. In: Seminoff, J.A. & Wallace, B.P. (eds.). Sea turtles of the eastern Pacific: advances in research and conservation. University of Arizona Press, Tucson. 368 pp.

Seminoff, J.A.; Wallace, B.P. (eds.). 2012. Sea Turtles of the eastern Pacific: advances in research and conservation. University of Arizona Press, Tucson. 368 pp.

Shine, R.; Keogh, J.S. 1996. Food habits and reproductive biology of the endemic Melanesian elapids: are tropical snakes really different? Journal of Herpetology 30(2): 238-247.

Silva, N. de; Bass, D.K. 2011. Nesting conservation priorities by geographic scale: preliminary lessons from the application of percent thresholds to the identification of Key biodiversity areas for marine turtles in Melanesia. Animal Conservation 14(1): 16-17.

Slevin, J.R. 1934. The Templeton Crocker Expedition to western Polynesian and Melanesian Islands, 1933. No. 15. Notes on the reptiles and amphibians, with the description of a new species of sea-snake. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Ser. 4) 21: 183-188.

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Sternfeld, R. 1920. Zur Tiergeographie Papuasiens und der pazifischen Inselwelt. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 36: 375-436.

Vetter, H. 2018. Turtles of the world. Vol. 5. Australia and Oceania / Schildkröten der Welt. Band 5. Australien und Ozeanien. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main. 148 pp.

Vogt, T. 1912. Beitrag zur Reptilien- und Amphibienfauna der Südseeinseln. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 1912(1): 1-13.

Warrell, D.A. 1990. Treatment of snake bite in the Asia-Pacific region: a personal view. pp. 641-670. In: Gopalakrishnakone, P. & Chou, L.M. (eds.). Snakes of medical importance (Asia-Pacific region). Venom and Toxin Group, National University of Singapore & International Society on Toxinology. 676 pp.

Werner, F. 1899. Beiträge zur Herpetologie der pacifischen Inselwelt und von Kleinasien. Zoologischer Anzeiger 22: 371-378.

Werner, F. 1901. Ergebnisse einer Reise nach dem Pacific (Schauinsland 1896-1897). Reptilien. Zoologische Jahrbücher (Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere) (Jena) 14: 380-387.

Whitehead, P.J.P. 1969. Zoological specimens from Captain Cook's voyages. Journal Soc. Bibl. Nat. Hist. 5: 161-201.

Wynne, K. 2015. Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Pacific. Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska. 132 pp.

Yatsu, A.; Shimada, H.; Murata, M. 1993. Distributions of epipelagic fishes, squids, marine mammals, seabirds and Sea Turtles in the central North Pacific. International North Pacific Fisheries Commission Bulletin 53(2): 111-146.

Zarate, P. 2012. Offshore oasis. Ecology of Sea Turtles at oceanic islands of the eastern Pacific. pp. 63-87. In: Seminoff, J.A. & Wallace, B.P. (eds.). Sea turtles of the eastern Pacific: advances in research and conservation. University of Arizona Press, Tucson. 368 pp.

Zug, G.R. 1985. Pacific island lizards - status of type specimens from the US Exploring Expedition 1838-1842. Copeia 1985(1): 150-154.

Zug, G.R. 2013. Reptiles and amphibians of the Pacific islands. A comprehensive guide. University of California Press, Berkeley & Los Angeles. 306 pp.