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Bibliography of the family
(American Snapping Turtles)

(Reptilia: Testudines)

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Anonymous. 1967. Once upon a time... International Turtle and Tortoise Society Journal 1: 24-29.

Brode, W.E. 1958. Prehensility of the tails of two turtles (Family Chelydridae). Copeia 1958(4): unpaginated.

Buhlmann, K.A.; Gibbons, J.W. 2001. Terrestrial habitat use by aquatic turtles from a seasonally fluctuating wetland: Implications for wetland conservation boundaries. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4(1): 115-127.

Chandler, C.H.; Janzen, F.J. 2009. The phylogenetic position of the Snapping Turtles (Chelydridae) based on nucleotide sequence data. Copeia 2009(2): 209-213.

Chkhikvadze, V.M. 1971. On the history of the tortoise family Chelydridae. Soobshcheniya Akademii Nauk Gruzinskoi SSR 61(1): 237-240.

Ewert, M.A. 1976. Nests, nestling and aerial basking of Macroclemys under natural conditions, and comparisons with Chelydra (Testudines: Chelydridae). Herpetologica 32(2): 150-156.

Giebner, I. 2000. Die Familie der Alligatorschildkröten (Chelydridae). pp. 69-73. In: Artner, H.; Meier, E. (eds.). Schildkröten. Grosses Schildkrötensymposium. 5. Jahrestagung der Schildkrötenfreunde Österreich. Salzburg, 16. bis 19. Jänner 1997. Natur und Tier-Verlag, Münster. 181 pp.

Kobayashi, R. 2007. [The risk of establishment of Snapping Turtles and Alligator Snapping Turtles in Japan: development of a method for monitoring exotic pet release using news articles]. (In Japanese, English summary). Bulletin of the Herpetological Society of Japan 2007(2): 101-110.

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.

McCord, W.P.; Joseph-Ouni, M. 2002. Chelonian illustrations. 5. Musks, snappers, and a river turtle from the Americas. Reptilia (GB) 25: 54-57.

Rogner, M. 1995. Schildkröten 1. Chelydridae, Dermatemydidae, Emydidae. Heidi Rogner Verlag, Hurtgenwald. 192 pp.

Whetstone, K.N. 1977. Platysternon and the evolution of chelydrid turtles. Herpetological Review 8(3): 20.