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Taxonomy of the genus Chersina Biodiversity of the family Testudinidae

Bibliography of the genus
Chersina (Angulate Tortoise)

(Reptilia: Testudines: Testudinidae)

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Chersina angulata

Archer, W.H. 1959. Tortoises with dual gular shield. African Wild Life 13(1): 82.

Archer, W.H. 1967. The angulated tortoise (Chersine angulata). African Wild Life 21: 137-143.

Bauer, T. 2002. Keeping and breeding the angulated tortoise Chersina angulata. Reptilia (GB) 23: 35-38.

Bauer, T. 2006. Keeping and breeding Chersina angulata (Schweigger, 1812). pp. 451-458. In: Artner, H.; Farkas, B. & Loehr, V. (eds.). Turtles: proceedings: International Turtle & Tortoise Symposium, Vienna 2002. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main. 618 pp.

Berg, P. van den; Baard, E.H.W. 1994. Regional variation in morphometric characters in the angulate tortoise, Chersina angulata, from South Africa. Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 43: 28-32.

Bour, R.; Ohler, A.M. 2008. Chersine Merrem, 1820, and Chersina Gray, 1831: a nomenclatural survey. Zootaxa 1752: 66-68.

Branch, W.R. 1982. Dicephalic Chersina angulata. Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 27(1): 12-15.

Branch, W.R. 1984. Preliminary observations on the ecology of the angulate tortoise (Chersina angulata) in the eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Amphibia-Reptilia 5(1): 43-55.

Branch, W.R. 1990. Chersina angulata. Angulate tortoise. Predation. Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 37: 52.

Branch, W.R.; Baard, E.; Villiers, A. de 1989. Some exceptionally large southern African chelonians. Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 37(1): 53-54.

Branch, W.R.; Els, S.F. 1990. Predation on the angulate tortoise Chersina angulata by the kelp gull Larus dominicanus on Dassen Island, Western Cape. South African Journal of Zoology 25(4): 235-237.

Cairncross, B.L. 1958. Tortoise with double gular. African Wild Life 12: 256-257.

Craig, A.J.F.K. 1973. Evidence for thermoregulation in the tortoise Chersine angulata. Zoologica Africana 8(2): 259-264.

Daniels, S.R.; Hofmeyr, M.D.; Henen, B.T.; Crandall, K.A. 2007. Living with the genetic signature of Miocene induced change: evidence from the phylogeographic structure of the endemic angulate tortoise Chersina angulata. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45(3): 915-926.

Dowling, H.G. 1961. Vanishing giants and enduring dwarfs - the tortoises. Animal Kingdom 64: 66-75.

Eglis, A. 1963. Nesting of a parrot-beaked tortoise. Herpetologica 19: 66-68.

Els, S. 1989. Aspects of the thermoregulation of Chersina angulata. Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 36(1): 74.

Els, S.; Erasmus, T.; Winter, P.E.D. 1988. Heating and cooling rates and their effects upon heart rate in the angulate tortoise, Chersina angulata. South African Journal of Zoology 23(3): 230-234.

Fleck, J.; Fleck, S. 2001. Erfolgreiche Nachzucht von Chersina angulata und Homopus areolatus über mehrere Jahre. Elaphe 9(3): 5-14.

Fritz, U.; Bininda-Emonds, O.R.P. 2008. When genes meet nomenclature: Tortoise phylogeny and the shifting generic concepts of Testudo and Geochelone (vol 110, p. 298, 2007). Zoology (Jena) 111(1): 84.

Greig, J.C.; Boycott, R.C. 1978. Our land tortoises. African Wild Life 32(2): 39-42.

Haagner, G.V. 1990. Chersina angulata. Angulate tortoise. Size and distribution. Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 37: 51.

Heezik, Y.M. van; Cooper, J.; Seddon, P.J. 1994. Population characteristics and morphometrics of angulate tortoises on Dassen Island, South Africa. Journal of Herpetology 28(4): 447-453.

Henen, B.T.; Hofmeyr, M.D.; Baard, E.H.W. 2013. Body of evidence: forensic use of baseline health assessments to convict wildlife poachers. Wildlife Research 40(4): 261-268.

Hewitt, J. 1931. Descriptions of some African tortoises. Annals of the Natal Museum 6(3): 461-505.

Hill, R.A. 1999. Size-dependent tortoise predation by baboons at De Hoop Nature Reserve, South Africa. South African Journal of Science 95(3): 123-124.

Hofmeyr, M.D. 2004. Egg production in Chersina angulata: An unusual pattern in a Mediterranean climate. Journal of Herpetology 38(2): 172-179.

Hofmeyr, M.D. 2009. Chersina angulata (Schweigger 1812) - Angulate Tortoise, South African Bowsprit Tortoise. Chelonian Research Monographs 5: 030.1-030.6.

Jackson, G.G. 2010. La Tortue a Soc d'Afrique du Sud (Aussi nommee Tortue Angulee) Chersina angulata (Schweigger, 1812). Cheloniens 17: 20-22.

Joshua, Q.I.; Hofmeyr, M.D.; Henen, B.T. 2010. Seasonal and site variation in Angulate Tortoise diet and activity. Journal of Herpetology 44(1): 124-134.

Keswick, T.; Henen, B.T.; Hofmeyr, M.D. 2006. Sexual disparity in activity patterns and time budgets of angulate tortoises (Chersina angulata) on Dassen Island, South Africa. African Zoology 41(2): 224-233.

Krzystyniak, S. 1984. Notes on the angulate tortoise: Chersina angulata (Schweigger). Herptile 9(2): 36-41.

Lesia, M.G.A.; Hofmeyr, M.D.; D'Amato, M.E. 2003. Genetic variation in three Chersina angulata (angulate tortoise) populations along the west coast of South Africa. African Zoology 38(1): 109-117.

Licitra, J.T. 2001. Chersina angulata. Angulate Tortoise. Observations on natural diet. African Herp News 32: 14.

Mann, G.K.H.; O'Riain, M.J.; Hofmeyr, M.D. 2006. Shaping up to fight: sexual selection influences body shape and size in the fighting tortoise (Chersina angulata). Journal of Zoology (London) 269(3): 373-379.

Mebs, D. 1965. Harnsteine bei Schildkröten. Salamandra 1: 47-49.

Nietzke, G. 1974. Testudo angulata - Schnabelbrust-Schildkröte. Aquarium Aqua Terra 8(57): 121-122.

Ramsay, S.L. 2002. Decapitation of the tortoise Chersina angulata: Is the large grey mongoose a headhunter? African Zoology 37(1): 114-116.

Ramsay, S.L.; Hofmeyr, M.D.; Joshua, Q.I. 2002. Activity patterns of the angulate tortoise (Chersina angulata) on Dassen Island, South Africa. Journal of Herpetology 36(2): 161-169.

Rowlands, B.W. 1988. Sympatry in land tortoises - resource partitioning: a need for research. Naturalist (Port Elizabeth) 32(1): 16-21.

Schleicher, A. 1999. Afrikanische Schnabelbrustschildkröten. Bermerkungen zur Lebensweise, Haltung und Zucht der Afrikanischen Schnabelbrustschildkröte Chersina angulata (Schweigger, 1812). Schildkröte 1(6): 12-15.

Schleicher, A. 2000. Afrikanische Schnabelbrustschildkröte. 2. Schildkröte 2(1): 10-15.

Staelenberg, E.; Philippen, H.D. 2007. Südfrikanische Schnabelbrustschildkröte Chersina angulata (Schweigger, 1812). Marginata 13: 31-34.

Steele, T.E.; Klein, R.G. 2006. Mollusk and tortoise size as proxies for stone age population density in South Africa: implications for the evolution of human cultural capacity. Munibe (Antropologia-Arkeologia) 57(1): 221-237.

Stuart, C.L.; Meakin, P.R. 1983. A note on the effect of fire on a population of angulate tortoises, Chersina angulata (Cryptodira: Testudinae), with an estimate of biomass. Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 29: 7-8.

W., M.A. 1958. Mid-wife to a tortoise (Chersine angulata). African Wild Life 12(2): 141-144.

Wirth, M. 2009. Afrikanische Schönheit unter Pinguinen. Ökologische Beziehungen der Schnabelbrustim Kapland Südafrikas. Reptilia (D) 14(75): 66-75.

Wirth, M. 2009. Die Afrikanische Schnabelbrustschildkröte - (Chersina angulata). 1. Marginata 23: 10-30.

Wirth, M. 2009. Die Afrikanische Schnabelbrustschildkröte (Chersina angulata Schweigger, 1812). 2. Verhaltensbeobachtungen. Marginata 24:: 36-41.

Wirth, M. 2010. Die Afrikanische Schnabelbrustschildkröte (Chersina angulata Schweigger, 1842) Teil 3: Beutegreifer und sonstige Bedrohungen. Marginata 25: 36-43.

Wlach, S. 2008. Erfahrungen bei der haltung und Nachzucht der Afrikanischen Schnabelbrustschildkröte Chersina angulata. Schildkröten im Fokus 5(2): 3-20.

Wright, M.G. 1988. A note on the reaction of angulate tortoises to fire in fynbos. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 18(4): 131-133.