Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle
Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises
Total Published to Date (2008–2015):
91 accounts covering 120 turtle and tortoise taxa from 112 nations,
plus 7 updated annotated checklists of all turtles of the world
(6 for modern taxa and 1 for recently extinct taxa),
1288 total pages, 173 contributing authors, 171 photographers
Most recent account published on: 3 October 2015
(click on cover itself or text below to go to the Table of Contents and then to the Accounts)
Cover Photo: Batagur trivittata, Burmese roofed turtle, male in breeding color,
at the Yadanabon Zoo, Mandalay, Myanmar, October 2005.
Photo by Rick Hudson.
Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises:
A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group
Anders G.J. Rhodin, Peter C.H. Pritchard, Peter Paul van Dijk,
Raymond A. Saumure, Kurt A. Buhlmann, John B. Iverson,
and Russell A. Mittermeier
Chelonian Research Monographs – Number 5
Published by Chelonian Research Foundation
This major compilation and assessment project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group is gradually producing individual species accounts on the conservation biology all 300+ modern freshwater turtles and tortoises of the world. Publication of these accounts is by Chelonian Research Foundation as part of their publications series Chelonian Research Monographs (ISSN 1088-7105). The accounts are being published online here on the TFTSG website and will continue to be published on a regular basis over the course of the next several years. All accounts published here are downloadable open-access and fully citeable peer-reviewed scientific articles, each identified by a unique DOI (digital object identifier) number, as practiced by leading online journals. Every year we will also produce and distribute high-quality printed copies of the accounts published during the year, but we publish them here online first. The entire work is modeled loosely on the format established by the Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles.