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Taxonomy of the family Podocnemididae Biodiversity of the family Podocnemididae

Bibliography of the family
(Giant Side-necked Turtles)

(Reptilia: Testudines)

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Alcantara, A. de S. 2014. Conservation of freshwater turtles in Amazonia: retrospective and future prospects. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine 2(8): 666-672.

Bour, R. 2006. Types of Podocnemidae in the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Emys 13(1): 27-40.

Gaffney, E.S.; Meylan, P.A.; Wood, R.C.; Simons, E.; Almeida Campos, D. de 2011. Evolution of the side-necked turtles: the family Podocnemididae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 350: 1-237.

Hoogmoed, M.S.; Avila Pires, T.C.S. 1990. New distributional data for Podocnemis erythrocephala (Spix) with remarks on some other turtle taxa (Reptilia: Chelonia: Pelomedusidae). Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden) 64(1-6): 21-24.

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

Meier, H. 2008. Erfahrungen bei der Haltung von Schildkröten der Familie Podocnemididae einschliesslich Gedanken über ihre Haltung und Nachzucht. Radiata 17(3): 6-16.

Páez, V.P.; Lipman, A.; Bock, B.C.; Heppell, S.S. 2015. A plea to redirect and evaluate conservation programs for South America’s podocnemidid river turtles. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 14(2): 205-216.

Rhodin, A.G.J.; Medem, F.; Mittermeier, R.A. 1981. The occurrence of neustophagia among podocnemine turtles. British Journal of Herpetology 6(5): 175-176.

Romano, P.S.R.; Azevedo, S.A.K. 2006. Are extant podocnemidid turtles relicts of a widespread Cretaceous ancestor? South American Journal of Herpetology 1(3): 175-184.

Vargas-Ramirez, M.; Castaño-Mora, O.V.; Fritz, U. 2008. Molecular phylogeny and divergence times of ancient South American and Malagasy river turtles (Testudines: Pleurodira: Podocnemididae). Organisms Diversity & Evolution 8(5): 388-398.