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Turtle Taxonomic Literature Database

Turtles of the World:
Online Turtle Taxonomic Literature Database and PDF Library

compiled and collected by the
Turtle Taxonomy Working Group
of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group

Number of PDF's in Database
(updated as of 27 April 2014)

940

These PDF's are strictly for personal non-commercial research and educational use only,
for the benefit of individual turtle researchers, conservationists, and students,
and especially for members of the
IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group

This Database is divided into two Sections:


 

(1) All Primary Taxonomic Literature
for all modern turtles as noted in all our checklists
(Turtle Taxonomy Working Group 2007b, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; Rhodin et al. 2008),
including all descriptions of new species, subspecies, and genera,
replacement names (
nomina nova) for all taxa and genera, and cited suprageneric names.

(Authors A–L)    (Authors M–Z)

PDF's available for 718 (96.0%) of 748 primary taxonomic references --
please help us complete them -- only 30 (4.0%) left to go

PDF's added in 2013–2014 are marked
 


 

(2) Secondary Taxonomic Literature
cited in the introductions and annotations to all our checklists,
including taxonomic revisions and related publications that do not contain primary taxonomic citations.

(Authors A–L)     (Authors M–Z)

PDF's available for 222 (75.0%) of 296 secondary taxonomic references --
please help us complete them -- only 74 (25.0%) left to go

PDF's added in 2013–2014 are marked
 


 

Links to downloadable PDF's of articles will be gradually included as available.

These PDF's are strictly for personal non-commercial research and educational use only,
for the benefit of individual turtle researchers, conservationists, and students,
and especially for members of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group.

For references lacking PDF's we request and gratefully accept copies for inclusion if available.
Please help us make this database of taxonomic turtle literature as complete as possible.
Contact
Anders Rhodin to submit PDF's.

PDF's added in 2013–2014 are marked

 


 

Acknowledgments:

Many individuals have sent us PDF copies of their own articles over the years, and we thank them for this generous professional courtesy. We have also obtained and extracted many PDF's from various public sites on the internet, including personal publications pages and extensive literature databases such as those maintained by Biodiversity Heritage Library, Google Books, and Center for North American Herpetology. Additionally, the following individuals have sent several scanned or other personally collected PDF's, or helped in other ways, and we thank them specially: Peter Paul van Dijk, James Parham, John Iverson, Torsten Blanck, Roger Bour, Karen Jensen, Indraneil Das, Uwe Fritz, Hans-Dieter Philippen, Paul Smith, Scott Thomson, Peter Lindeman, Patrick Baker, Brad Shaffer, Beate Pfau, Mario Schweiger, and especially Uwe Schlüter, Peter Havas, and Holger Vetter for exceptional assistance in providing PDF's. Thanks to one and all who have participated in one way or another in making this project successful by providing PDF's or other help. We apologize if we've missed listing any names.