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Taxonomy of the family Chelidae Biodiversity of the family Chelidae

Bibliography of the family
Chelidae
(Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)

(Reptilia: Testudines)

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. 1967. Reserves for the short-necked tortoise. Fauna Wardens Bull. 1: 22-23.

Anonymous. 1967. Short-necked tortoise discoveries. Oryx 9: 77-78.

Anonymous. 1994. Long-necks down under. Tropical Fish Hobbyist 42(10): 128.

Blackmore, E.H. 1969. On the Australasian Chelidae (Chelonia). Victorian Naturalist (Melbourne) 86: 280-283.

Böhm, S. 2016. Mehr als „Schlangenhalsschildkröten” – die Familie Chelidae. Marginata 49: ?

Boulenger, G.A. 1888. On the characters of the chelonian families Pelomedusidae and Chelydidae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Ser. 6) 6(1): 346-347.

Bower, D.S.; Valentine, L.E.; Grice, A.C.; Hodgson, L.; Schwarzkopf, L. 2014. A trade-off in conservation: Weed management decreases the abundance of common reptile and frog species while restoring an invaded floodplain. Biological Conservation 178: 123-128.

Burbridge, A.A.; Kirsch, J.A.W.; Main, A.R. 1974. Relationships within the Chelidae (Testudines: Pleurodira) of Australia and New Guinea. Copeia 1974(2): 392-409.

Fraser, A.J. 1967. Shortnecked tortoise. Wildlife in Australia 4: 122.

Frauca, H. 1972. Die Halswender-Schildkröten Australiens. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 25: 427-430.

Frauca, H.; Frauca, C. 1975. Longnecks and humpbacks. Wildlife (London) 17(4): 154-155.

Fritz, U.; Obst, F.J.; Günther, R. 1993. Erstnachweise aus der Schildkrötensammlung des Zoologischen Museums Berlin (Reptilia, Testudines, Chelidae, Pelomedusidae). Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 69(2): 345-346.

Gaffney, E.S. 1977. The side-necked turtle family Chelidae: a theory of relationships using shared derived characters. American Museum Novitates 2620: 1-28.

Georges, A.; Adams, M. 1992. A phylogeny for Australian chelid turtles based on allozyme electrophoresis. Australian Journal of Zoology 40(5): 453-476.

Georges, A.; Adams, M. 1996. Electrophoretic delineation of species boundaries within the short-necked freshwater turtles of Australia (Testudines: Chelidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 118(3): 241-260.

Georges, A.; Thomson, S. 2010. Diversity of Australasian freshwater turtles, with an annotated synonymy and keys to species. Zootaxa 2496: 1-37.

Gosper, C.R. 2008. A foraging association between an Australasian grebe and a freshwater turtle. Australian Field Ornithology 25(1): 46.

Gray, J.E. 1864. On the genera of Chelydidae and the characters furnished by the study of their skulls. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1864: 128-135.

Iverson, J.B.; Thomson, S.A.; Georges, A. 2001. Validity of taxonomic changes for turtles proposed by Wells and Wellington. Journal of Herpetology 35(3): 361-368.

Kennett, R.; Russell-Smith, J. 1993. Seed dispersal by freshwater turtles in northern Australia. pp. 69-70. In: Lunney, D. & Ayers, D. (eds.). Herpetology in Australia: a diverse discipline. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton, New South Wales. 414 pp.

Latta, C. 1998. Caring for Australian freshwater turtles in captivity. Monitor (Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society) 10(1): 39-46; 33-34.

Legler, J.M. 1985. Australian chelid turtles: reproductive patterns in wide-ranging taxa. pp. 117-123. In: Grigg, G., Shine, R. & Ehmann, H. (eds.). Biology of Australian frogs and reptiles. Surrey Beatty & Sons & Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Chipping Norton, New South Wales. 527 pp.

Legler, J.M.; Georges, A. 1993. Family Chelidae. pp. 142-152. In: Glasby, C.J.; Ross, G.J.B. & Beesley, P.L. (eds.). Fauna of Australia. Vol. 2A. Amphibia & Reptilia. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra. 439 pp.

Lehmann, H. 1987. Hypothetische Überlegungen zur Schlupfproblematik von künstlich inkubierten Gelegen südamerikanischer Schildkrötenarten der Familie Chelidae. Salamandra 23(2-3): 73-77.

Lieb, C.S.; Sites, J.W.; Archie, J.W. 1999. The use of isozyme characters in systematic studies of turtles: preliminary data for Australian chelids. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 27(2): 157-183.

Lyons, J.A.; Natusch, D.J.D.; Shepherd, C.R. 2013. The harvest of freshwater turtles (Chelidae) from Papua, Indonesia, for the international pet trade. Oryx 47(2): 298-302.

Manning, B.; Kofron, C.P. 1996. Evolution and zoogeography of Australian freshwater turtles. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 39(2): 319-331.

McCord, W.P.; Joseph-Ouni, M. 2002. Chelonian illustrations. 1. South American toadhead turtles. Reptilia (GB) 21: 34-38.

McCord, W.P.; Joseph-Ouni, M. 2002. Chelonian illustrations. 4. South American sideneck and snakeneck turtles. Reptilia (GB) 24: 55-60.

McCord, W.P.; Joseph-Ouni, M.; Lamar, W.W. 2001. A taxonomic reevaluation of Phrynops (Testudines: Chelidae) with the description of two new genera and a new species of Batrachemys. Revista de Biologia Tropical 49(2): 715-764.

Mehrtens, J.M. 1967. Chelids of Australasia. International Turtle and Tortoise Society Journal 1(6): 14-21.

Métrailler, S. 2002. Chelidae of South America. Reptilia (GB) 24: 34-38.

Müller, L. 1937. Über den Panzer einer vermutlich neuen Schildkrötenart aus dem brasilianischen Staate Ceara. Wochenschrift für Aquarien- und Terrarienkunde (Braunschweig) 42: 609-612.

Pritchard, P.C.H. 1984. Piscivory in turtles, and evolution of the long-necked Chelidae. Symposia of the Zoological Society of London 52: 87-110.

Richard, E. 1987. Sobre la presencia de tortugas dulceacuicolas (Testudines: Chelidae) en la provincia de Mendoza (Argentina) (1). Boletin Asociacion Herpetologica Argentina 3(1-2): 7-8.

Roe, J.H.; Georges, A. 2012. Responses of freshwater turtles to drought: the past, present and implications for future climate change in Australia. pp. 173-193. In: Cosgrove, M.J. & Roe, S.A. (eds.). Turtles: anatomy, ecology and conservation. Nova Science Publishers, New York. 222 pp.

Seddon, J.M.; Georges, A.; Baverstock, P.R.; McCord, W.P. 1997. Phylogenetic relationships of chelid turtles (Pleurodira: Chelidae) based on mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene sequence variation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 7(1): 55-61.

Souza, F.L. 2005. Geographical distribution patterns of South American side-necked turtles (Chelidae), with emphasis on Brazilian species. Revista Española de Herpetología 19: 33-46.

Stejneger, L.H. 1909. Generic names of some Chelyid turtles. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 22: 125-127.

Thompson, M.B. 1993. Hypothetical considerations of the biomass of chelid tortoises in the River Murray and the possible influences of predation by introduced foxes. pp. 219-224. In: Lunney, D. & Ayers, D. (eds.). Herpetology in Australia: a diverse discipline. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton, New South Wales. 414 pp.

Valverde, J. 2010. Schlangenhalsschildkröten. Reptilia (D) 15(85): 16-22.