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Taxonomy of the genus Manouria Biodiversity of the family Testudinidae

Bibliography of the genus
Manouria (Indochinese Tortoises)

(Reptilia: Testudines: Testudinidae)

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Manouria in general

Bour, R. 1998. Histoire du genre Manouria Gray, 1854 et des especes actuelles incluses. Manouria 1(1): 25-40.

Obst, F.J. 1983. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Landschildkröten-Gattung Manouria Gray, 1852 (Reptilia, Testudines, Testudinidae). Zoologische Abhandlungen (Dresden) 38(15) [1982]: 247-256.

Manouria emys

Bhupathy, S. 1994. The distribution of the Asian brown tortoise (Manouria emys) in India and the taxonomic status of subspecies. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 91(1): 147-149.

Choudhury, A. 1996. New localities for brown hill tortoise Manouria emys (Schlegel and Müller) from Karbi Anglong, Assam. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 93(3): 590.

Choudhury, A. 2001. Some chelonian records from Mizoram. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 98(2): 184-190.

Choudhury, A. 2004. Further chelonian records from Mizoram in northeastern India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 101(1): 165-166.

Das, K.C.; Gupta, A. 2015. New distribution records of tortoises (Chelonia: Testudinidae) from Barak Valley, Assam, northeastern India with notes on ecology and vernacular traditional taxonomy. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(3): 7017-7023.

Dring, J.C.M. 1979. Amphibians and reptiles from northern Trengganu, Malaysia, with descriptions of two new geckos: Cnemaspis and Cyrtodactylus. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Zoology) 34(5): 181-241.

Eggenschwiler, U. 2003. Manouria emys phayrei: success at keeping and breeding the little-known Burmese brown tortoise. Reptilia (GB) 29: 43-50.

Eggenschwiler, U. 2005. Die Braune Landschildkröte Manouria emys phayrei (Blyth, 1853). Haltung und Vermehrung einer recht wenig bekannten Schildkröte. Reptilia (D) 10(53): 71-79.

Evans, G. 1998. Breeding the Asian brown tortoise (Manouria emys emys) at the Cotswold Wildlife Park. Rephiberary 248: 9-10.

Gairdner, K.G. 1915. Notes on the fauna and flora of Ratburi and Petchaburi districts (Part II). Journal of the Natural History Society of Siam 1(3): 131-156.

Gemita, E. 2007. Fund einer aussergewöhnlich gezeichneten Braunen Landschildkröte (Manouria emys emys) auf der insel Sumatra. Marginata 13: 51.

Gupta, R.C.; Punia, R.; Kaushik, T.K. 2011. A peep into the last lurking live relics of tortoises in Haryana State in India. Journal of Experimental Zoology India 14(1): 35-38.

Harit, D.N. 2009. Chelonians and lizards in Champhai district of Mizoram State, North East India. Journal of Experimental Zoology India 12(2): 289-296.

Høybye-Mortensen, K. 2004. The tortoise Manouria emys emys: behaviour and habitat in the wild. M.Sc. thesis, Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark. 100 pp.

Lambert, F.R.; Howes, J.R. 1994. Ranging, breeding behaviour and food of the Asian brown tortoise Manouria emys in Borneo. Malayan Nature Journal 48(2): 125-131.

Lidth de Jeude, T.W. van 1896. On Testudo emys, Schleg. & Mull., and its affinities. Notes Leyden Museum 17: 197-204.

Louwman, J.W.W. 1982. Breeding the six-footed tortoise Geochelone emys at Wassenaar Zoo. International Zoo Yearbook 22: 153-156.

Maehn, M. 2001. Zur Haltung und Nachzucht der Braunen Landschildkröte, Manouria emys emys (Schlegel & Mueller, 1844). Draco 2(4) (8): 50-55.

McKeown, S.; Juvik, J.O.; Meier, D.E. 1982. Observations on the reproductive biology of the land tortoises Geochelone emys and Geochelone yniphora in the Honolulu Zoo. Zoo Biology 1(3): 223-235.

McKeown, S.; Meier, D.E.; Juvik, J.O. 1990. The management and breeding of the Asian forest tortoise (Manouria emys) in captivity. pp. 138-159. In: Beaman, K.R.; Caporaso, F.; McKeown, S. & Graff, M.D. (eds.). Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Turtles and Tortoises: conservation and captive husbandry, Chapman University, August 9-12, 1990. California Turtle and Tortoise Club, Van Nuys. 171 pp.

Moll, E.O. 1989. Manouria emys Asian brown tortoise. Occasional Papers of the Iucn Species Survival Commission 5: 119-120.

Platt, S.G.; Khaing, S.T.; Win, K.K.; Kalyar 2001. 19. Distributional notes on the turtles of western Myanmar. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 98(1): 117-120.

Platt, S.G.; Platt, K.; Khin Myo Myo; Me Me Soe; Rainwater, T.R. 2018. Distribution records and conservation status of the Burmese Black Giant Tortoise (Manouria emys phayrei Blyth 1853) in western Myanmar. Herpetology Notes 11: 847-852.

Platt, S.G.; Platt, K.; Win, K.K.; Myo, K.M.; Soe, M.M.; Horne, B.D.; Rainwater, T.R. 2015. Natural history notes: Manouria emys phayrei (Asian Brown Tortoise). Fire scarring. Herpetological Review 46(1): 83-85.

Schaffer, C.; Morgan, V. 2002. Behavioral observations of captive juvenile Manouria emys phayrei with notes on degrees of intergradation with Manouria emys emys. Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter 5: 2-6.

Schaffer, C.; Morgan, V. 2006. Notes on the natural history and captive maintenance of Manouria emys. pp. 126-148. In: Artner, H.; Farkas, B. & Loehr, V. (eds.). Turtles: proceedings: International Turtle & Tortoise Symposium, Vienna 2002. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main. 618 pp.

Stanford, C.B.; Pratyaporn, W.; Schaffer, C.; Schaffer, R.; Thirakhupt, K. 2015. Manouria emys (Schlegel and Müller 1840) – Asian Giant Tortoise, Giant Asian Forest Tortoise. Chelonian Research Monographs 5(86): 1-9.

Wu, H.W. 1943. Notes on the plastron of Testudo emys from the ruins of Shang dynasty at Anyang. Sinensia (Nanking) 14(1-6): 107-109.

Manouria impressa

Buskirk, J.R. 1989. New locality records for Chinese non-marine chelonians. Chinese Herpetological Research 2(2): 65-68.

Calame, T.; Gray, T.N.E.; Hurley, M.; Timmins, R.J.; Thongsamouth, K. 2013. Field observations of the vulnerable Impressed Tortoise, Manouria impressa, from southern Laos and notes on local chelonian trade. Asian Herpetological Research 4(2): 151-154.

Chan-Ard, T.; Thirakhupt, K.; Dijk, P.P. van 1996. Observations on Manouria impressa at Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary, northeastern Thailand. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 2(1): 109-113.

Chey, K. 2009. Behavioural ecology of Impressed Tortoises Manouria impressa (Günther, 1882) via a radiotelemetry study. Cambodian Journal of Natural History 2009(1): 61.

Herzog, G. 2014. Notes on the captive husbandry of F1 Impressed Tortoises in Europe. Turtle Survival 2014: 68.

Koulang, C. 2008. Behavioral ecology of the Impressed Tortoise in the wild of Cambodia. TSA Newsletter 2008 (August): 43.

Lawson, D. 2008. Captive reproduction of the Impressed Tortoise - sustained success. TSA Newsletter 2008 (August): 17.

Lehr, E.; Holloway, R. 2000. Geographic distribution: Manouria impressa (Impressed Tortoise). Cambodia: Province of Stung Treng. Herpetological Review 31(2): 111.

Mislin, V. 2014. Notes on the incubation and rearing of Impressed Tortoises, 2007-2013. Turtle Survival 2014: 67.

Moll, E.O. 1989. Manouria impressa - impressed tortoise. Occasional Papers of the Iucn Species Survival Commission 5: 121-122.

Pratyaporn, W.; Stanford, C.B.; Art-Ong, P.; Tharapoom, K.; Thirakhupt, K. 2013. Activity budget of the Impressed Tortoise, Manouria impressa (Gunther, 1882), in Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand. Tropical Natural History 13(1): 39-48.

Som, S.; Chey, K.; Sun, Y.; Emmett, D. 2006. Behaviour of the Impressed Tortoise Manouria impressa (Günther, 1882) in captivity and the wild, with implications for husbandry. Radiata 15(1): 20-22.

Vaillant, L. 1894. Nouvelle espèce du genre Geoemyda trouvee au Tonkin par S.A. le Prince Henri d'Orleans. Bulletin Soc. Philomath. Paris (Ser. 8) 6: 68-69.

Wanchai, P.; Stanford, C.B.; Thirakhupt, K.; Thanhikorn, S. 2012. Home range of the Impressed Tortoise, Manouria impressa (Gunther, 1882) at Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary, Loei Province, Thailand. Tropical Natural History 12(2): 165-174.

Zhang, F.Y.; Gu, H.X.; Xiao, S.J.; Lin, R.J.; Chen, H.L.; Xia, Z.R. 2007. [Observation of Manouria impressa in captivity]. (In Chinese). Sichuan Journal of Zoology 26(2): 454-455.

Zhao, X. 1986. Geochelone impressa (Günther) discovered from Shaoyang, Hunan. Acta Herpetologica Sinica 5(4): 313.

Zong, Y.; Ma, J.F. 1974. A new record of Chinese land tortoise from Hainan - Testudo impressa (Gunther). Acta Zoologica Sinica 20(1): 108.