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Taxonomy of the genus Pelochelys Biodiversity of the family Trionychidae

Bibliography of the genus
Pelochelys (Indomalayan Giant Softshell Turtles)

(Reptilia: Testudines: Trionychidae)

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.

Pelochelys in general

Davis, S.K. 2008. Maintaining giant Asian softshells in captivity. TSA Newsletter 2008 (August): 20-21.

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

Hoser, R.T. 2014. A review of the turtle genus Pelochelys Gray, 1864 (Trionychidae) including the division into two subgenera and the formal descriptions of two new species. Australasian Journal of Herpetology 22: 60-64.

McCord, W.P.; Joseph-Ouni, M. 2003. Chelonian illustrations. 6. Flapshell and giant Asian softshell turtles. Reptilia (GB) 26: 59-64.

Niekisch, M.; Farkas, B.; Fritz, U.; Hà, D.D. 1997. Rekordgrössen bei Weichschildkröten im Stadtzentrum von Hanoi, Vietnam. Herpetofauna (Weinstadt) 19(107): 28-34.

Pelochelys bibroni

Georges, A.; Alacs, E.A.; Pauza, M.; Kinginapi, F.; Ona, A.; Eisemberg, C. 2008. Freshwater turtles of the Kikori Drainage, Papua New Guinea, with special reference to the pig-nosed turtle, Carettochelys insculpta. Wildlife Research 35(7): 700-711.

Nair, P.N.R.; Badrudeen, M. 1977. On the occurrence of the soft-shelled turtle, Pelochelys bibroni (Owen) in marine environment. Indian J. Fish. 22(1-2) [1975]: 270-274.

Peter, W.P. 1994. Schutzmassnahmen dringend erforderlich: Riesen-Weichschildkröten im "See des Schwertes" in Hanoi, Vietnam. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 47(2): 75.

Rhodin, A.G.J.; Mittermeier, R.A.; Hall, P.M. 1993. Distribution, osteology, and natural history of the Asian giant softshell turtle, Pelochelys bibroni, in Papua New Guinea. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 1(1): 19-30.

Ruan, D.M.; Su, X.H.; Chen, X.Z.; Zhou, M.Q.; Lian, K.P.; Wu, J. 2001. [Investigation of present situation of large soft-shelled turtle (Pelochelys bibroni) at Youxi River in Fujian Province]. (In Chinese). Chinese Journal of Zoology 36(6): 43-45.

Webb, R.G. 1995. Redescription and neotype designation of Pelochelys bibroni from southern New Guinea (Testudines: Trionychidae). Chelonian Conservation and Biology 1(4): 301-310.

Webb, R.G. 1997. Geographic variation in the giant softshell turtle, Pelochelys bibroni. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 2(3): 450.

Pelochelys cantorii

Das, I. 2008. Pelochelys cantorii Gray 1864 - Asian Giant Softshell Turtle. Chelonian Research Monographs 5: 011.1-011.6.

Das, I.; Lakim, M. 2006. On the distribution of Pelochelys cantorii on Borneo. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 5(2): 323-325.

Gemel, R.; Haring, E. 2011. On two shells of trionychid turtles in the collection of the 'Zoologische Staatssammlung München' with remarks about morphological differences between Chitra Gray, 1844 and Pelochelys Gray, 1864 (Testudines: Trionychidae). Herpetozoa 23(3-4): 67-77.

Gu, H.; Ma, X.; Ge, Y.; Hong, L. 2000. [Studies on the distribution and reproduction of Pelochelys cantorii Gray, 1864 in the Oujiang River, Zhejiang Province]. (In Chinese, English summary). Sichuan Journal of Zoology 19(3): 151-153.

Jones, L. 1950. Giant freshwater turtle from Papua. Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 1948-49 [1950]: 37-38.

Kumar, A.B. 2004. Records of Leith's soft shell turtle, Aspideretes leithi (Gray, 1872) and Asian giant soft shell turtle, Pelochelys cantorii (Gray, 1864) in Bharathapuzha River, Kerala. Zoos' Print Journal 19(4): 1445.

Melvinselvan, G.; Nibedita, D. 2017. On the occurrence of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle, Pelochelys cantorii Gray 1864, in Cauvery River, Tamil Nadu, southern India. Russian Journal of Herpetology 24(3): 238-240.

Morcillo, V. 2014. Le Mekong Turtle Conservation Center MTCC. Cheloniens 33: 31-37.

Palot, M.J.; Radhakrishnan, C. 2002. Occurrence of Asian giant softshell turtle, Pelochelys cantorii (Gray, 1864), in northern Kerala. Zoos' Print Journal 17(4): 770.

Palot, M.J.; Radhakrishnan, C. 2011. Recent records of the Asian Giant Softshell Turtle Pelochelys cantorii (Gray) (Chelonia: Trionychidae) in northern Kerala, southern India. Reptile Rap 13: 14-15.

Riger, P.; Najera, F.; Guerreo Sánchez, S.; Goossens, B. 2013. Turtle distribution notes: Pelochelys cantorii. Turtle Survival Alliance 2013: 4.

Waite, E.R. 1903. A freshwater turtle (Pelochelys cantoris Gray) from New Guinea. Records of the Australian Museum 5: 50-52.

Webb, R.G. 2002. Observations on the giant softshell turtle, Pelochelys cantorii, with description of a new species. Hamadryad 27(1): 99-107.

Zhu, X.; Hong, X.; Zhao, J.; Liang, J.; Feng, Z. 2015. Reproduction of captive Asian Giant Softshell Turtles, Pelochelys cantorii. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 14(2): 143-147.

Pelochelys signifera

Webb, R.G. 2002. Observations on the giant softshell turtle, Pelochelys cantorii, with description of a new species. Hamadryad 27(1): 99-107.