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A revised checklist with distribution maps of the turtles of the world
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The conservation status of the world's reptiles
Effective and targeted conservation action requires detailed information about species, their distribution, systematics and ecology as well as the distribution of threat processes which affect them.Expand
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Patterns of survivorship in turtles (order Testudines)
Survivorship data by general age-class are reviewed for 30 species of turtles representing nine families. Survivorship varies significantly across age-classes, with mortality generally inverselyExpand
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Biomass in turtle populations: A neglected subject
SummaryBiomass values for individual turtle species are as high as 586 kg/ha. Typical values are at least an order of magnitude greater than those typical of endotherms, but comparable to ectothermsExpand
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A Global Analysis of Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Distributions with Identification of Priority Conservation Areas
Abstract There are currently ca. 317 recognized species of turtles and tortoises in the world. Of those that have been assessed on the IUCN Red List, 63% are considered threatened, and 10% areExpand
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THE NESTING ECOLOGY OF THE ALLEN CAYS ROCK IGUANA, CYCLURA CYCHLURA INORNATA IN THE BAHAMAS
Abstract The nesting ecology of the Allen Cays rock iguana was studied on Leaf Cay and Southwest Allen's Cay (= U Cay) in the northern Exuma Islands, Bahamas, during 2001 and 2002. Mating occured inExpand
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MOLECULAR SYSTEMATICS, PHYLOGEOGRAPHY, AND THE EFFECTS OF PLEISTOCENE GLACIATION IN THE PAINTED TURTLE (CHRYSEMYS PICTA) COMPLEX
Abstract.— The painted turtle, Chrysemys picta, is currently recognized as a continentally distributed polytypic species, ranging across North America from southern Canada to extreme northern Mexico.Expand
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Patterns of survival, growth and maturation in turtles
A review of published data suggests that turtles (Order Testudines) resemble other previously studied vertebrate and invertebrate groups in terms of the relationships among growth trajectories, adultExpand
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LIFE HISTORY AND DEMOGRAPHY OF THE YELLOW MUD TURTLE, KINOSTERNON FLAVESCENS
Life history traits of the yellow mud turtle, Kinosternon flavescens, were studied from 1981 to 1988 in the Nebraska Sandhills. Females mature at about 90 mm carapace length (CL) after an average ofExpand
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