Chelonia Literature Sources

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Below are listed a collection of useful references on the group Chelonia, some of which provided information used in the construction of these pages on Chelonia. This is certainly not an exhaustive listing, but it should provide a start for anyone delving into the literature concerning this group. You should also try out our Internet Turtle Resources page to see turtles in cyberspace.


Cogger, H.G. and Zweifel, R.G.(eds.) 1992. Reptiles & amphibians. Smithmark Publishers Inc., New York. 240 pp.

Committee on Sea Turtle Conservation. 1990. Decline of the sea turtles: causes and prevention. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. 259 pp.

Ditmars, R.L. 1907. The reptile book. Doubleday, Page & Co., New York. 472 pp.

Harless, M. and Morlock, H. 1979. Turtles: perspectives and research. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York. 695 pp.

Heatwole, H. and Taylor, J. 1987. Ecology of reptiles. Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Limited, Chipping Norton, Australia. 325 pp.

Obst, F.J. 1986. Turtles, tortoises and terrapins. St. Martin's Press, New York. 231 pp.

Pope, C.H. 1939. Turtles of the United States & Canada. Alfred A. Knopf, New York. 351 pp.

Pritchard, P.C.H. 1979. Encyclopedia of turtles. T.F.H. Publications, Ltd., Neptune, New Jersey. 895 pp.

Scientific journals and other publications