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Taxonomy of the genus Peltocephalus Biodiversity of the family Podocnemididae

Bibliography of the genus
Peltocephalus (Big-headed Amazon River Turtle)

(Reptilia: Testudines: Podocnemididae)

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Peltocephalus dumerilianus

Batista Dezincourt, M.E.; Rodriques Maia, A. 2004. Geographic distribution: Peltocephalus dumerilianus (Big-headed Amazon River Turtle). Herpetological Review 35(3): 284-285.

Goeldi, E.A. 1897. Die Eier von 13 brasilianischen Reptilien, nebst Bemerkungen über Lebens- und Fortpflanzungsweise letzterer. Zoologische Jahrbücher (Syst.) 10: 640-676.

Hertz, M. 2012. [In the biotope of the big-headed Amazon river turtle (Peltocephalus dumerilianus)]. (In German). Marginata 34: 48-52.

Hoogmoed, M.S.; Gruber, U. 1983. Spix and Wagler type specimens of reptiles and amphibians in the Natural History Musea in Munich (Germany) and Leiden (the Netherlands). Spixiana Supplement 9: 319-415.

IUCN Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. 2016. Peltocephalus dumerilianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T16511A97397017. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T16511A5972664.en.

Iverson, J.B.; Vogt, R.C. 2002. Peltocephalus. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 744: 744.1-744.4.

Keller, C.; Villamarín, F.; Bernhard, R.; Silva, D.F. da 2016. Checklist of chelonians from the upper Madeira River and the lower Madeira-Purus interfluvium (Brazilian Amazon), including a range expansion for Podocnemis sextuberculata Cornalia, 1849. Check List 12(4)(Article 1937): 1-32.

Medem, F. 1983. La reproduccion de la tortuga 'Cabezon' Peltocephalus tracaxa (Spix), 1824, (Testudines, Pelomedusidae), en Colombia. Lozania 41: 1-12.

Moonen, J. 1997. Observation of a death Peltocephalus dumerilianus (Schweigger, 1812) in the Kaw river, French Guiana. CITS Bulletin 9: 14-19.

Ossa-Velasquez, J. de la; Vogt, R.C. 2011. Ecologia populacional de Peltocephalus dumerilianus (Testudines, Podocnemididae) em dois tributarios do Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brasil. Interciencia 36(1): 53-58.

Ossa-Velasquez, J. de la; Vogt, R.C.; Ossa-Lacayo, A. de la 2009. Hallazgo de oofagia canibalistica en Peltocephalus dumerilianus (Testudines: Podocnemididae). Actualidades Biologicas (Medellin) 31(90): 79-82.

Ossa-Velasquez, J. de la; Vogt, R.C.; Santos-Junior, L.B. 2011. [Feeding of Peltocephalus dumerilianus (Testudines: Podocnemididae) in a natural environment]. (In Spanish). Actualidades Biologicas (Medellin) 33(94): 85-92.

Ossa-Velasquez, J. de la; Vogt, R.C.; Schneider, L.; Ossa-L., A. de la 2009. Influencia de la temperatura en el comportamiento alimentario de Peltocephalus dumerilianus (Testudines Podocnemidae). Revista MVZ Cordoba 14(1): 1587-1593.

Perez Eman, J.L.; Paolillo-O., A. 1997. Diet of the pelomedusid turtle Peltocephalus dumerilianus in the Venezuelan Amazon. Journal of Herpetology 31(2): 173-179.

Philippen, H.D. 2013. Dumerils Schienenschildkröte, Peltocephalus dumerilianus (Schweigger, 1812). Marginata 37: 31-34.

Schneider, L.; Belger, L.; Burger, J.; Vogt, R.C.; Ferrara, C.R. 2010. Mercury levels in muscle of six species of turtles eaten by people along the Rio Negro of the Amazon basin. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 58(2): 444-450.

Vogt, R.C. 2001. Turtles of the Rio Negro. pp. 245-262. In: Chao, N.L.; Petry, P.; Prang, G.; Sonneschien, L.; Tlusty, M. (eds.). Conservation and management of ornamental fish resources of the Rio Negro Basin, Amazonia, Brazil (Project Piaba). Editora da Universidade do Amazonas, Manaus. 302 pp.

Vogt, R.C.; Cantarelli, V.H.; Guerreiro de Carvalho, A. 1994. Reproduction of the cabecudo, Peltocephalus dumerilianus, in the biological reserve of Rio Trombetas, Para, Brazil. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 1(2): 145-148.