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Bibliography of the genus
Pseudemydura (Western Swamp Turtle)

(Reptilia: Testudines: Chelidae)

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Pseudemydura umbrina

Anonymous. 1967. Short-necked tortoise. Fauna Wardens Bull. 1(5): 14-15.

Anonymous. 1971. Our diminishing heritage. Western swamp tortoise Pseudemydura umbrina. S.W.A.N.S. 2(4): 88-89.

Anonymous. 1977. Western swamp turtle, western short-necked tortoise Pseudemydura umbrina. Australian endangered spec. (Reptiles) 1: 1-2.

Anonymous. 1980. Western swamp tortoise breeds in captivity. SWANS (State Wildlife Authority News Service) 10(2): 6-7.

Anonymous. 1981. Going! Going! Western swamp turtle/western short necked tortoise Pseudemydura umbrina. Wildlife in Australia 18(1): 7.

Arnall, S.G.; Kuchling, G.; Mitchell, N.J. 2014. A thermal profile of metabolic performance in the rare Australian chelid, Pseudemydura umbrina. Australian Journal of Zoology 62(6): 448-453.

Bradsell, P.; Prince, J.; Kuchling, G.; Knott, B. 2002. Aggressive interactions between freshwater turtle, Chelodina oblonga, hatchlings and freshwater crayfish, Cherax spp.: Implications for the conservation of the critically endangered Western Swamp Turtle, Pseudemydura umbrina. Wildlife Research 29(3): 295-301.

Budde, H. 2004. Eine Rarität - die Western Swamp Tortoise Pseudemydura umbrina Sibenrock 1901. Testudo 13(4): 6-14.

Burbidge, A.; Kuchling, G. 1994. Western swamp tortoise recovery plan. Western Australian Wildlife Management Program 11: 1-29.

Burbidge, A.; Kuchling, G.; Fuller, P.J.; Graham, G.; Miller, D. 1990. The western swamp tortoise. Western Australian Wildlife Management Program 6: 1-14.

Burbidge, A.A. 1981. The ecology of the western swamp tortoise Pseudemydura umbrina (Testudines: Chelidae). Australian Wildlife Research 8(1): 203-223.

Burbidge, A.A. 1983. A very rare Australian the western swamp tortoise. Australian Natural History 21(1): 14-17.

Burbidge, A.A. 1984. 4. Reptiles. 4F. A very rare Australian: the western swamp tortoise. pp. 401-404. In: Archer, M. & Clayton, G. (eds.). Vertebrate zoogeography & evolution in Australasia (Animals in space & time). Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia. 1203 pp.

Burbidge, A.A. 2005. The western swamp tortoise, Australia - an update. Re-introduction News 24: 42-43.

Burbidge, A.A.; Kuchling, G. 2004. Western swamp tortoise (Pseudemydura umbrina) recovery plan. 3rd edition January 2003 - December 2007. Western Australian Wildlife Management Program 37: 1-36.

Christiansen, L.J. 2006. The man who loved tortoises. Australian Zoologist 33(3): 322-331.

Conniff, R. 2016. Home off the range. Scientific American (October): 66-71.

Dade, M.C.; Pauli, N.; Mitchell, N.J. 2014. Mapping a new future: using spatial multiple criteria analysis to identify novel habitats for assisted colonization of endangered species. Animal Conservation 17(Supplement 1): 4-17.

Ellenbogen, M. 1971. The western swamp tortoise of Australia. International Turtle and Tortoise Society Journal 5(4): 16-17, 39.

Glauert, L. 1954. Herpetologica miscellanea. IV. A new swamp tortoise from the Swan River district. Western Australian Naturalist 4(6): 125-127.

Guyot, G. 1999. Les tortues dulcaquicoles du sud de l'Australie de l'Ouest. Manouria 2(3): 28-32.

Guyot, G.; Kuchling, G. 1999. One way-gates for a fenced population of the Australian Western Swamp Turtle, Pseudemydura umbrina. pp. 167-172. In: Miaud, C. & Guyetant, R. (eds.). Current studies in herpetology: proceedings of the 9th Ordinardy General Meeting of the Societas Europaea Herpetologica 25-29 August 1998, Le Bourget du Lac, France. Societas Europaea Herpetologica, Le Bourget du Lac, 478 pp.

IUCN Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. 2016. Pseudemydura umbrina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T18457A97271321. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T18457A8294310.en.

King, J.M.; Kuchling, G.; Bradshaw, S.D. 1998. Thermal environment behavior, and body condition of wild Pseudemydura umbrina (Testudines: Chelidae) during late winter and early spring. Herpetologica 54(1): 103-112.

Kuchling, G. 1988. Zur Fortpflanzung von Pseudemydura umbrina Siebenrock, 1901: neue Untersuchungsmethoden für die Rettung einer von Aussterben bedrohten Schildkrötenart (Testudines: Chelidae). Herpetozoa 1(1-2): 3-11.

Kuchling, G. 1993. Nesting of Pseudemydura umbrina (Testudines: Chelidae): the other way round. Herpetologica 49(4): 479-487.

Kuchling, G. 1995. Ethics of manipulation - the western swamp tortoise (Pseudemydura umbrina) example. pp. 99-103. In: Devaux, B. (ed.). International Congress of Chelonian Conservation. France - Gonfaron - Tortoise Village - 6th to 10th of July 1995. Proceedings. Editions SOPTOM, Gonfaron, France. 344 pp.

Kuchling, G. 1995. The recovery plan and population management of the critically endangered Pseudemydura umbrina. Desert Tortoise Council Proceedings of Symposium 19: 164-165.

Kuchling, G. 1999. An update of the western swamp tortoise Pseudemydura umbrina captive breeding and reintroduction programme. Testudo 5(1): 17-22.

Kuchling, G. 2006. An ecophysiological approach to captive breeding of the western swamp turtle Pseudemydura umbrina. pp. 196-225. In: Artner, H.; Farkas, B. & Loehr, V. (eds.). Turtles: proceedings: International Turtle & Tortoise Symposium, Vienna 2002. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main. 618 pp.

Kuchling, G. 2008. Re-introduction and conservation introductions of the western swamp tortoise in south-western Western Australia. pp. 70-75. In: Soorae, P.S. (ed.). Global re-introduction perspectives: re-introduction case-studies from around the globe. IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group, Abu Dhabi. 284 pp.

Kuchling, G.; Bradshaw, S.D. 1992. Ovarian cycle and egg production of the western swamp tortoise Pseudemydura umbrina (Testudines: Chelidae) in the wild and in captivity. Journal of Zoology (London) 229(3): 405-419.

Kuchling, G.; Burbidge, A. 1991. Producing more western swamp tortoises. Wildlife in Australia 28(4): 12-13.

Kuchling, G.; Dejose, J.P. 1989. A captive breeding operation to rescue the critically endangered western swamp turtle Pseudemydura umbrina from extinction. International Zoo Yearbook 28: 103-109.

Kuchling, G.; Dejose, J.P.; Burbidge, A.; Bradshaw, S.D. 1992. Beyond captive breeding: the western swamp tortoise Pseudemydura umbrina recovery programme. International Zoo Yearbook 31 [1991]: 37-41.

Kuchling, G.; Horn, H.G. 1995. Die falsche Spitzkopfschildkröte. TI-Magazin 122: 43-47.

Ladyman, J.M.; Kuchling, G.; Burford, D.; Boardman, W.; Raidal, S.R. 1998. Skin disease affecting the conservation of the western swamp tortoise (Pseudemydura umbrina). Australian Veterinary Journal 76(11): 743-745.

Lagarde, F.; Bonnet, X.; Naulleau, G.; Corbin, J.; Balhoul, K.; Laurent, J.; Cambag, R. 1999. One way-gates for a fenced population of the Australian Western Swamp Turtle, Pseudemydura umbrina. pp. 249-253. In: Miaud, C. & Guyetant, R. (eds.). Current studies in herpetology: proceedings of the 9th Ordinardy General Meeting of the Societas Europaea Herpetologica 25-29 August 1998, Le Bourget du Lac, France. Societas Europaea Herpetologica, Le Bourget du Lac, 478 pp.

Mawson, P.R.; Lambert, C. 2017. Challenges of operating a multi-species breeding-for-release facility at Perth Zoo, Australia. International Zoo Yearbook 51(1): 165-174

McCord, W.P.; Joseph-Ouni, M.; Cann, J. 2003. Chelonian illustrations. 7. Short-neck, western swamp, and pig-nose turtles from Australia and New Guinea. Reptilia (GB) 27: 64-68.

Mitchell, N.; Hipsey, M.R.; Arnall, S.; McGrath, G.; Tareque, H.B.; Kuchling, G.; Vogwill, R.; Sivapalan, M.; Porter, W.P.; Kearney, M.R. 2013. Linking eco-energetics and eco-hydrology to select sites for the assisted colonization of Australia's rarest reptile. Biology - Basel 2(1): 1-25.

Mitchell, N.J.; Jones, T.V.; Kuchling, G. 2012. Simulated climate change increases juvenile growth in a critically endangered tortoise. Endangered Species Research 17(1): 73-82.

Morcillo, V. 2004. Visite du centre d'elevage et de conservation de la Pseudemydure de Perth, Pseudemydura umbrina (Siebenrock, 1901), Perth, Australie de l'ouest. Manouria 7(23): 27-31.

Morcillo, V. 2004. Besuch im Zentrum zur Zucht und Erhaltung der Falschen Spitzkopfschildkröte Pseudemydura umbrina Siebenrock 1901 in Perth. Testudo 13(4): 15-17.

Reidy, P. 1980. Swan song for Western Australian tortoise? Herpetofauna (Sydney) 11(2): 2-4.

Schaffer, R. 2009. Rafetus swinhoei, lonesome George, and the loneliest animals. Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter 14: 10-11.

Siebenrock, F. 1901. Beschreibung einer neuen Schildkrötengattung aus der Familie Chelydidae von Australien: Pseudemydura. Anz. Akad. Wiss. 22: Unpaginated.

Siebenrock, F. 1907. Beschreibung und Abbildung von Pseudemydura umbrina Siebenr. und über ihre systematische Stellung in der Familie Chelydidae. Sitzungsberichte der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien 116: 1205-1211.

Spence, T.; Fairfax, R.; Loach, I. 1979. The Western Australian swamp tortoise Pseudemydura umbrina in captivity. International Zoo Yearbook 19: 58-60.

Williams, E.E. 1958. Rediscovery of the Australian chelid genus Pseudemydura Siebenrock (Chelidae, Testudines). Breviora 84: 8.

Williams, I. 1999. Perth's western swamp turtle. Endangered Species 1(1): 70-72.

Zhang, X.; Unmack, P.J.; Kuchling, G.; Wang, Y.; Georges, A. 2017. Resolution of the enigmatic phylogenetic relationship of the critically endangered Western Swamp Tortoise Pseudemydura umbrina (Pleurodira: Chelidae) using a complete mitochondrial genome. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 115: 58-61

Zwinenberg, A.J. 1973. Die seltenste Sumpfschildkröte Australiens - Pseudemydura umbrina Siebenrock, 1901. Aquarium Aqua Terra 7(54): 506-507.

Zwinenberg, A.J. 1975. The western swamp tortoise (Pseudemydura umbrina), one of Australia's rarest reptiles. Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society 11(1): 14-20.

Zwinenberg, A.J. 1981. [The western swamp tortoise Pseudemydura umbrina is faring badly]. (In Dutch). Lacerta 40(1): 13-14.