Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima — Literature

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  • 1998. "Land turtles of Costa Rica" (On-line). Accessed 10/26/99 at http://www.correos.go.cr/tortugasen.html.
  • Abdala, V.; Manzano, A.S. & Herrel, A. 2008. The distal forelimb musculature in aquatic and terrestrial turtles: phylogeny or environmental constraints?. J. Anat. 213: 159–172.
  • Acuña Mesén, Rafael Arturo, 1993. Las tortugas continentales de Costa Rica, Edit. I.C.E.R., San José, Costa Rica, 98p.
    Ernst, C.H. y R.W. Barbour. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press. Washington, D.C. and London, 313 p.
  • Adler, K. 1997. Illustrations of reptiles. Fauna 1 (1): 64-71.
  • Bocourt,M.F. 1868. Descriptions de quelques chéloniens nouveaux appartenant a la faune Mexicaine. Ann. Sci. Nat. Zool., (Ser. 5) 10 (Pts. 1-3), p. 121-122.
  • Bour, R. 2007. The type specimens of Rhinoclemmys areolata (Duméril & Bibron, 1851), R. pulcherrima incisa (Bocourt, 1868), and R. punctularia (Daudin, 1801). Emys 14 (2): 28-34.
  • Dunn, Emmett R. 1930. A new Geoemyda from Costa Rica. Proceedings of the New England Zoological Club 12: 31-34.
  • Ernst, B. 1989. Turtles of the world. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution press.
  • Ernst, C. H. 1981. Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles No. 275: 1-2.
  • Ernst, C.H. 1978. A revision of the Neotropical turtle genus Callopsis (Testudines: Emydidae: Batagurinae). Herpetologica 34: 113-134.
  • Ewert, M., C. Nelson. 1991. Sex Determination in Turtles. Copeia, 1991: 50-69.
  • Flores-Villela, Oscar / McCoy, C. J., ed. 1993. Herpetofauna Mexicana: Lista anotada de las especies de anfibios y reptiles de México, cambios taxonómicos recientes, y nuevas especies. Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication, no. 17. iv + 73
  • Frank & Kate's Web Page (Online source)   http://www.pondturtle.com/ External link.
  • Gray,J.E. 1855. Catalogue of Shield Reptiles in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I. Testudinata (Tortoises). British Museum, London, 79 pp.
  • Gray,J.E. 1856. Catalogue of Shield Reptiles in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I. Testudinata (Tortoises). British Museum, London, 79 pp. [1855].
  • Gray,J.E. 1873. Notes on the tortoises of the ‘Zoology of Mexico’ of MM.A. Duméril and Bocourt. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (4) 12: 109-114.
  • Gray,J.E. 1873. Notes on tortoises. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 11: 143-149.
  • Günther, A. C. L. G. 1885. Reptilia and Batrachia. Biologia Centrali-Américana. Taylor, & Francis, London, 326 pp. [published in parts from 1885-1902; reprint by the SSAR 1987].
  • Iverson, John B. 1992. A Revised Checklist with Distribution Maps of the Turtles of the World. xiii + 363
  • Jamniczky, H. A. and A. P. Russell. 2007. Reappraisal of Patterns of Nonmarine Cryptodiran Turtle Carotid Circulation: Evidence From Osteological Correlates and Soft Tissues. JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY 268:571–587.
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • McCormick, Betsy, 1998. "The Mexican Wood Turtle" (On-line). Accessed 10/25/99 at http://www.tortois.org/archives/rhino.html.
  • Nicholson, Kirsten E., James R. McCranie and Gunther Köhler. 2000. Herpetofaunal expedition to Parque Nacional Patuca: a newly established park in Honduras. Herpetological Bulletin (72):26-31.
  • Obst, F., . Richter, U. Jacob. 1988. Illustrated Atlas of Reptiles and Amphibians. Neptune, NJ: TFH Publ. Inc..
  • Obst, F.J. 2003. Sumpfschildkröten. Draco 4 (13): 4-18.
  • Pritchard, P. 1979. Encyclopedia of Turtles. Neptune, NJ: TFH Publ. Inc..
  • Smith,H.M. & Taylor,E.H. 1950. An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 199: 1-253.
  • Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [van Dijk, P. P., J. Iverson, A. Rhodin, H. Shaffer, and R. Bour]. 2014. Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution with maps, and Conservation Status. Chelonian Research Monographs, no. 5, v. 7. 329-479
  • Wirth, Michael. 2011. Costa Rica – ein herpetologisches Paradies!. Draco 12 (45): 4-21.


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