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Anonymous. 1969. Tortoises. International Turtle and Tortoise Society Journal 3(5): 37-38.

Anonymous. 1980. Kein Handel mehr mit Landschildkröten! Kosmos (Stuttgart) 80(11): 805.

Auffenberg, W. 1962. A redescription of Testudo hexagonata Cope. Herpetologica 18: 25-34.

Auffenberg, W. 1969. Tortoise behaviour and survival. Rand McNalley & Co. 38 pp.

Baur, M. 2013. Zehn Fragen zur Ernährung von Landschildkröten. Draco 14(54): 68-79.

Baur, M. 2014. Ernährungsbedingte Erkrankungen bei Landschildkröten. Reptilia (D) 19(105): 58-64, 66.

Beltz, R.E. 1954. Miscellaneous observations on captive Testudininae. Herpetologica 10: 45-47.

Beltz, R.E. 1968. A world tour of the Geochelone. International Turtle and Tortoise Society Journal 2(1): 12-17, 27-29.

Bergin, D.; Gray, M.; Nijman, V. 2015. Marrakesh: a centre for tortoise trade. Oryx 49(2): 205.

Bidmon, H.J. 2017. Wissenschaft im Fokus. Schildkröten im Fokus 14(2): ?

Blaszkiewitz, B. 1997. Matschies Rückkehr? Anmerkungen zu Artenmachern und Gattungsschiebern in der Tiergartenbiologie. Milu 9(3): 315-319.

Blaszkiewitz, B. 2008. Riesenschildkrötendaten aus dem Tierpark Berlin 1996-2008. Milu 12(4): 349-352.

Booth, K.A. 1980. Forty years with tortoises. Published by the Author, Orland, California: I-Viii, 1-109.

Borkin, L.Y.; Cherlin, V.A.; Tsellarius, A.Y. 1979. Einige Beobachtungen zur Ökologie von Landschildkröten. Aquarien Terrarien 26(3): 92-93.

Bour, R. 2003. Previously unrecognized original type specimens of American turtles collected by John Le Conte in 1828. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4(3): 537-547.

Bour, R. 2005. Type specimens of Testudo rotunda Latreille, 1801. Emys 12(6): 23-27.

Boycott, R.C.; Ortwin, B. 1988. The South African tortoise book. A guide to South African tortoises, terrapins and turtles. Southern Book Publishers, Johannesburg: 1-148.

Branch, W.R.; Benn, G.A.; Lombard, A.T. 1995. The tortoises (Testudinidae) and terrapins (Pelomedusidae) of southern Africa: their diversity, distribution and conservation. South African Journal of Zoology 30(3): 91-102.

Browse, C.; Browse, M. 1982. Captive tortoises in winter. Basildon Natural History Society Bulletin 69: 12, 14.

Carbone, M.; Paglione, G. 1991. Metodi di censimento e di studio delle popolazioni di Testudinidae. Supplemento alle Ricerche di Biologia della Selvaggina 16: 149-156.

Casares, M.; Rubel, A.; Dobeli, M.; Honegger, R.E.; Isenbugel, E. 1994. Non-invasive assessment of reproductive patterns in tortoises. Erkrankungen der Zootiere 36: 81-87.

Chambers, P. 2004. A sheltered life: the unexpected history of the giant tortoise. John Murray, London. 306 pp.

Chatfield, J. 1991. Tortoises - a zoologist's viewpoint. Rephiberary 167: 2-3.

Cloudsley-Thompson, J.L.; Constantinou, C.; Butt, D.K. 1985. Carapace coloration and latitudinal distribution in Testudinae. British Herpetological Society Bulletin 14: 10-12.

Conant, R. 1956. Slow-motion giants. America's First Zoo 8(2): 2 pp.

Crumly, C.R. 1984. A hypothesis for the relationships of land tortoise genera (family Testudinidae). Studia Geologica Salmanticensia Volumen Especial 1: 115-124.

Crumly, C.R. 1988. A nomenclatural history of tortoises (family Testudinidae). Smithsonian Herpetological Information Service 75: 1-17.

Crumly, C.R.; Sanchez-Villagra, M.R. 2004. Patterns of variation in the phalangeal formulae of land tortoises (Testudinidae): developmental constraint, size, and phylogenetic history. Journal of Experimental Zoology 302B(2): 134-146.

Dages, S. 2007. Mardereinbruch in ein "gesichertes" Gehege. Schildkröten im Fokus 4(1): 3-11.

Das, I. 1986. The diversity and utilisation of land tortoises in tropical Asia. Tigerpaper (Bangkok) 13(3): 18-21.

Davies, F.R.O. 1983. Precocious tortoises. British Herpetological Society Bulletin 6 [1982]: 60.

Dennert, C. 2004. Ernährung von Landschildkröten. 2. Auflage. Natur und Tier-Verlag, Münster. 143 pp.

Devaux, B. 2013. Flux, migration et commerce des tortues terrestres en europe et zone méditerranéenne. Bulletin de la Societe Herpetologique de France 145-146: 143-156.

Donoghue, S. 1996. Nutritional status of tortoises using morphometrics to assess body condition. Vivarium (Lakeside) 8(2): 46-49.

Dosik, M.; Stayton, T. 2016. Size, shape, and stress in tortoise shell evolution. Herpetologica 72(4): 309-317.

Dowler, R.C.; Bickham, J.W. 1982. Chromosomal relationships of the tortoises (family Testudinidae). Genetica (Dordrecht) 58(3): 189-197.

Dunn, R.W. 1982. Effects of environment upon tortoise pigmentation. Australian Zoologist 21(1): 105-107.

Eade, P. 1893. A further note upon Tortoises. Transactions Norfolk Soc. 5: 368-370.

Eady, B. 1984. Breeding tortoises. Rephiberary 85: 3.

Eady, B. 1986. An exercise in co-operative breeding of tortoises. Rephiberary 107: 7.

Feuillee-Billot, A. 1932. Les tortues géantes au Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Nature (Paris) 1932(2882): 4912-494.

Frair, W. 1964. Turtle family relationships as determined by serological tests. pp. 535-544. In: Taxonomie Biochemistry & Serology. Ronald Press Co., New York.

Fritz, U.; Bininda-Emonds, O.R.P. 2007. When genes meet nomenclature: tortoise phylogeny and the shifting generic concepts of Testudo and Geochelone. Zoology (Jena) 110(4): 298-307.

Gerlach, J. 2001. Tortoise phylogeny and the 'Geochelone' problem. Phelsuma 9 (Supplement A) 2001: 1-24.

Greig, J.C. 1975. Patterns in the distribution of southern African terrestrial tortoises (Chelonia: Cryptodira: Testudinidae). Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 14(1): 9.

Gross, H. 1995. Landschildkröten. Die Pflege nach der Winterruhe. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 48(7): 446-448.

Hailey, A. 1988. Population ecology and conservation of tortoises: the estimation density, and dynamics of a small population. Herpetological Journal 1(7): 263-271.

Hailey, A.; Wright, J.; Steer, E. 1988. Population ecology and conservation of tortoises: the effects of disturbance. Herpetological Journal 1(7): 294-301.

Hallmen, M. 2015. Freianlage für Schildkröten 2.0. Reptilia (D) 20(112): 52-60.

Hansen, D.M.; Donlan, C.J.; Griffiths, C.J.; Campbell, K.J. 2010. Ecological history and latent conservation potential: large and giant tortoises as a model for taxon substitutions. Ecography 33(2): 272-284.

Highfield, A. 1989. Two hundred years of tortoise taxonomy. Rephiberary 145: 2-3.

Highfield, A. 1990. Keeping and breeding tortoises in captivity. R. & A. Publishing Ltd., England 1990: I-Vi, 1-149.

Hnatiuk, S. 1977. A tortoise too many. Hemisphere 21(10): 33-36.

Ho, L.K. 1963. The cultural status of tortoise. (In Chinese). Bull. Inst. Ethnol. Acad. Sinica 16: 101-114.

Hofmeyr, M.D.; Vamberger, M.; Branch, W.R.; Schleicher, A.; Daniels, S.R. 2017. Tortoise (Reptilia, Testudinidae) radiations in southern Africa from the Eocene to the present. Zoologica Scripta 46(4): 389–400

Honegger, R.E. 2016. [The giant tortoises from Zurich]. (In German). Vierteljahrsschrift der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Zuerich 161(2): 4-7.

Hoogmoed, M.S.; Crumly, C.R. 1984. Land tortoise types in the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie with comments on nomenclature and systematics (Reptilia: Testudines: Testudinidae). Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden) 58(15): 241-259.

Hounslow, J. 2009. CITES and the controls of tortoises. Testudo 7(1): 1-5.

Jackson, O.F. 1990. Tortoises and hibernation. Veterinary Record 127(9): 244.

Jaeger, M. de 2001. Experiences with tortoises in South Africa. Reptile & Amphibian Hobbyist 6(9): 18-23.

Kathariner, L.; Escherich, C. 1895. Beitrag zur Biologie der Landschildkröten. Biol. Centralbl. 15: 815-816.

Kirsche, W. 1986. Zucht von Landschildkröten und Artenschutz. Zoologische Garten 56(6): 389-402.

Kirsche, W. 1993. Haltung und Nachzucht von Landschildkröten im Zusammenhang mit dem Natur- und Artenschutz. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 46(3): 172-178.

Kleewein, A. 2014. Die häusliche Schildkröte – Ein Bericht über die Landschildkrötenhaltung vor 200 Jahren. Sekretär 14(1): 43-48.

Knight, S. 1961. Notes on the common tortoise. 3. Land tortoises, buying, housing, feeding and general care. Vet. Ree. 73: 316-317.

Kunz, K. 2001. Schutzstatus und Exportquoten tropischer Landschildkröten. Draco 2(4) (8): 92-94.

Lawrence, K. 1987. The tortoise trade - mortality in transport: an analysis of 21 years of importations into the United Kingdom. British Veterinary Journal 143(5): 432-438.

Lester, J.W. 1951. What is the history of giant tortoises and how long do they live? Zoo Life 6: 82-85.

Liu, Y.X.; Davy, C.M.; Shi, H.T.; Murphy, R.W. 2013. Sex in the half-shell: a review of the functions and evolution of courtship behavior in freshwater turtles. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 12(1): 84-100.

Luiselli, L. 2006. Resource partitioning in the communities of terrestrial turtles: a review of the evidences. Revue d'Ecologie la Terre et la Vie 61(4): 353-365.

Lydekker, R. 1910. Giant tortoises and their distribution. Science Progress (London) 5: 302-317.

Maehn, M.; Wilms, T. 2001. Tropische Landschildkröten. Draco 2(4) (8): 4-25.

McCord, W.P.; Joseph-Ouni, M. 2004. Chelonian illustrations. 13. Asian and Indonesian tortoises. Reptilia (GB) 33: 35-38.

McDowell, S.B. 1964. Partition of the genus Clemmys and related problems in the taxonomy of the aquatic Testudinidae. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 143: 239-279.

McKeown, S. 1992. Keeping and breeding tortoises. Vivarium (Lakeside) 3(6): 7-11.

Medica, P.A.; Lyons, C.L.; Turner, F.B. 1986. 'Tapping': a technique for capturing tortoises. Herpetological Review 17(1): 15-16.

Membres du Groupe d'Elevage des Tortues Mediterraneennes. 2009. Cartographie des tortues terrestres: mise en place d'une "photo-documentation". Cheloniens 16: 44-49.

Meyer, M. 2003. Artgerechte Ernährung von Landschildkröten. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 56(6): 60-65.

Muller, V.; Schmidt, W. 1995. Landschildkröten. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster. 191 pp.

Müller, V.; Schmidt, W. 1995. Landschildkröten. Natur und Tier-Verlag, Münster. 196 pp.

Obst, F.J. 1980. Ergänzende Bemerkungen zu den Testudiniden Madagaskars (Reptilia, Chelonia, Testudinidae). Zoologische Abhandlungen (Dresden) 36(12): 229-232.

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Pendar, L. 1991. For the love of tortoises. Country Life (London) 185(45): 56-57.

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Praschag, R. 2002. Landschildkroten. Ulmer, Stuttgart. 95 pp.

Rothschild, W. 1894. On giant land tortoises. Novitates Zoologicae (London) 1: 676-677.

Rothschild, W. 1895. Further notes on gigantic land tortoises. Novitates Zoologicae (London) 2: 483.

Rothschild, W. 1896. Further notes on gigantic land tortoises. Novitates Zoologicae (London) 3: 85-91.

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Schnee, T. 1899. Über Landschildkröten. Zoologischer Garten 40: 119-122.

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Staedeli, J.H. 1958. New hope for giants of the past. Zoonooz 31(12): 3-4.

Swingland, I.R. 1994. International conservation and captive management of tortoises. Contributions to Herpetology 11: 99-107.

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The editors of Draco. 2012. Freilandanlagen für Landschildkröten. Draco 13(49): 1-79.

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