Global Conservation Status of Turtles and Tortoises (Order Testudines)

  title={Global Conservation Status of Turtles and Tortoises (Order Testudines)},
  author={Anders G. J. Rhodin and Craig B. Stanford and Peter Paul van Dijk and Carla C Eisemberg and Luca Luiselli and Russell A. Mittermeier and Rick Hudson and Brian D. Horne and Eric V. Goode and Gerald Kuchling and Andrew D. Walde and Ernst H. W. Baard and Kristin H. Berry and Albert Bertolero and Torsten E.G. Blanck and Roger Bour and Kurt A. Buhlmann and Linda J. Cayot and Sydney J. Collett and Andrea F T Currylow and Indraneil Das and Tomas Diagne and Joshua R. Ennen and German Forero-Medina and Matthew G. Frankel and Uwe Fritz and Gerardo Garcia and J. Whitfield Gibbons and Paul M. Gibbons and Gong Shiping and Joko Guntoro and Margaretha D. Hofmeyr and John B. Iverson and A. Ross Kiester and Michael Wai Neng Lau and Dwight P. Lawson and Jeffrey E. Lovich and Edward O. Moll and Vivian P. P{\'a}ez and Rosalinda Palomo-Ramos and Kalyar Platt and Steven G. Platt and Peter Charles Howard Pritchard and Hugh R. Quinn and Shahriar Caesar Rahman and Soary Tahafe Randrianjafizanaka and Jason Schaffer and Will Selman and H. Bradley Shaffer and Dionysius Shankar Kumar Sharma and Shi Haitao and Shailendra Singh and Ricky‐John Spencer and Kahleana Stannard and Sarah Sutcliffe and Scott A. Thomson and Richard C. Vogt},
  journal={Chelonian Conservation and Biology: Celebrating 25 Years as the World's Turtle and Tortoise Journal},
  pages={135 - 161}
  • A. RhodinC. Stanford R. Vogt
  • Published 18 December 2018
  • Environmental Science
  • Chelonian Conservation and Biology: Celebrating 25 Years as the World's Turtle and Tortoise Journal
Abstract. We present a review and analysis of the conservation status and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) threat categories of all 360 currently recognized species of extant and recently extinct turtles and tortoises (Order Testudines). Our analysis is based on the 2018 IUCN Red List status of 251 listed species, augmented by provisional Red List assessments by the IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG) of 109 currently unlisted species of tortoises… 

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