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Bibliography of the genus
Platysternon (Big-headed Turtle)

(Reptilia: Testudines: Platysternidae)

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Platysternon megacephalum

Bels, V. 1984. Platysternon megacephalum Gray. Aquarama 78: 29, 66.

Blanck, T. 2013. [In search of the Big-headed Turtle Platysternon megacephalum in the wild]. (In German). Marginata 39: 10-19.

Budde, H. 1991. Angaben zur Gelegegrösse bei Platysternon megacephalum (Gray, 1831) mit Röntgenbild eines Weibchens vor der Eiablage. Salamandra 27(3): 213-215.

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

Chan-ard, T.; Cota, M.; Achachak, C.; Safuwong, M. 2012. Measurements of the Big-headed Turtle (Platysternon megacephalum Gray, 1831) (Platysternidae, Testudines) from Phu Luang, Loei Province, northeastern Thailand. Thailand Natural History Museum Journal 6(2): 153-157.

Chen, Z.; Li, G. 1994. New receording [sic] of Platysternon megacephalum in Sichuan Province. Chinese Journal of Zoology 29(4): 54-55.

Cheung, K.S.; Ng, C.K.Y.; Chan, A.S.W.; Tang, W.S. 2010. The omnivorous behaviour of big-headed terrapin (Platysternon megacephalum) in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Biodiversity 18: 13-15.

Chkhikvadze, V.M. 1981. On the question of the origin of the big headed turtle (Platysternidae). pp. 131-146. In: Mchelidze, G.A., Kobidze, L.K. & Bokeria, E.B. (eds.). [General palaeobiology]. Metsniereba, Tbilisi. 176 pp.

Chkhikvadze, V.M. 1981. On the question of the origin of the big-headed turtle (Platysternidae). pp. 131-146. In: Dzhanelidze, O. & Bagdasaryan, K.G. (eds.). [General questions of palaeobiology.] 'Metsniereba', Tbilisi. 173 pp.

Druzisky, K.A.; Brainerd, E.L. 2001. Buccal oscillation and lung ventilation in a semi-aquatic turtle, Platysternon megacephalum. Zoology (Jena) 104(2): 143-152.

Ernst, C.H.; Laemmerzahl, A.F. 2002. Geographic variation in the Asian big-headed turtle, Platysternon megacephalum (Reptilia: Testudines: Platysternidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 115(1): 18-24.

Ernst, C.H.; McCord, W.P. 1987. Two new turtles from southeast Asia. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 100(3): 624-628.

Farkas, B.; Sasvári, L. 1992. On freshwater turtles (Testudines) new to China. pp. 151-157. In: Korsos, Z. & Kiss, I. (eds.): Proceedings of the 6th Ordinary General Meeting of the Societas Europaea Herpetologica, 19-23 August 1991, Budapest, Hungary. Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest. 531 pp.

Fritz, U.; Obst, F.J. 1998. Neue Schildkröten aus Südostasien. 1. Platysternidae und Bataguridae (Cuora). Sauria (Berlin) 20(4): 9-22.

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.

Gong, S.P.; Wang, J.C.; Fuhi, Y.L.; Shi, H. 2007. [A survey of the geographic distribution of the Asian big-headed turtle (Platysternon megacephalum) on Hainan Island, China. pp. 230-234]. (In Chinese). In: Ji, X. Herpetologica Sinica 11. China Scientific Book Services, Beijing. 283 pp.

Gong, S.P.; Xu, R.M.; Shi, H. 2003. [Zoogeography and conservation priority of hard-shelled freshwater turtles on Hainan Island]. (In Chinese, English summary). Chinese Journal of Zoology 38(6): 68-71.

Guo, C.; Wang, M.; Nie, L. 1998. A cytogenetic study on three species of turtle. (In Chinese, English summary). Acta Hydrobiologica Sinica 22(1): 17-25.

Haiduk, M.W.; Bickham, J.W. 1982. Chromosome homologies and evolution of testudinoid turtles with emphasis on the systematic placement of Platysternon. Copeia 1982(1): 60-66.

Huang, Z.H.; Song, Y.Z.; Chen, C.Q.; Long, J.; Xiao, Y.A. 2007. [Diversity of reptiles in Jinggangshan National Nature Reserve]. (In Chinese, English summary). Sichuan Journal of Zoology 26(2): 368-369.

IUCN Asian Turtle Trade Working Group. 2016. Platysternon megacephalum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T17585A97386926. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2000.RLTS.T17585A7142204.en.

Jiang, Y. 2001. [Shield diversity in Platysternon megacephalum, Chinemys reevesii and Testudo horsfieldii]. (In Chinese). Sichuan Journal of Zoology 20(4): 180.

Jiang, Y.; Chen, Y.Y. 2000. [Observations on variation in body dimensions of Platysternon megacephalum]. (In Chinese). Sichuan Journal of Zoology 19(3): 183.

Kirkpatrick, D. 1995. Bighead turtles. Reptile & Amphibian Magazine 1995(November-December): 40-41, 43-47.

Koningh, H.L. de 1968. An oriental big-head. International Turtle and Tortoise Society Journal 2(4): 14-17.

Lambertz, M.; Böhme, W.; Perry, S.F. 2010. The anatomy of the respiratory system in Platysternon megacephalum Gray, 1831 (Testudines: Cryptodira) and related species, and its phylogenetic implications. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A Molecular & Integrative Physiology 156(3): 330-336.

Ma, L.S.; Zheng, G.M.; Zhu, X.P.; Liu, Y.H.; Chen, Y.L.; Luo, J.R. 2007. [Genetic diversity in two natural populations of Platysternon megacephalum as revealed by ISSR technique]. (In Chinese, English summary). Chinese Journal of Zoology 42(6): 13-20.

Mebs, D. 1963. Beobachtungen an Platysternon megacephalum. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 16: 20-23.

Mertens, R. 1960. Schwimmunfähige Wasserschildkröten. Natur und Volk 90: 127-133.

Nietzke, G. 1973. Platysternon megacephalum - Grosskopfschildkröte. Aquarium Aqua Terra 7(47): 193-194.

Pipatsawasdikul, K.; Voris, H.K.; Thirakhupt, K. 2010. Distribution of the Big-headed Turtle (Platysternon megacephalum, Gray 1831) in Thailand. Zoological Studies 49(5): 640-650.

Praschag, R. 2013. Großkopfschildkröten in Natur und menschlicher Obhut. 2. Marginata 40: 36-45.

Praschag, R. 2013. [Big-headed Turtles in nature and in captivity]. (In German). Marginata 39: 20-30.

Praschag, R. 2014. Großkopfschildkröten in Natur und menschlicher Obhut. 3. Marginata 41: 35-45.

Rust, H.T. 1938. Platysternon megacephalum. Bemerkungen über seine systematische Stellung und einiges Allgemeines. Blätter für Aquarien- und Terrarienkunde (Braunschweig) 49: 145-147.

Rust, H.T. 1950. Bemerkungen über aquatile Schildkröten. Zoologische Garten (Leipzig) 17: 221-226.

Sachsse, W. 1969. Über Bewegungsweisen, Beuteerwerb und Lautäusserungen bei der Grosskopfschildkröte (Platysternon megacephalum). Salamandra 5(3-4): 150-151.

Schleich, H.H.; Gruber, U. 1984. Eine neue Grosskopfschildkröte, Platysternon megacephalum tristernalis nov. ssp., aus Yunnan, China. (Reptilia, Testudines, Platysternidae). Spixiana 7(1): 67-73.

Schobert, G. 2006. Das ESF-Zuchtbuch für die Großkopfschildkröte (Platysternon megacephalum Gray, 1831). Minor 5(3): 28-30.

Shelmidine, N.; Murphy, B.; Massarone, K. 2016. Husbandry and propagation of the Chinese Big-headed Turtle (Platysternon megacephalum) at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo. Zoo Biology 35(2): 174-179.

Shen, J.; Meng, F.; Zhang, Y.; Du, W.G. 2013. Field body temperature and thermal preference of the big-headed turtle Platysternon megacephalum. Current Zoology 59(5): 626-632.

Shen, J.W.; Pike, D.A.; Du, W.G. 2010. Movements and microhabitat use of translocated Big-headed Turtles (Platysternon megacephalum) in southern China. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 9(2): 154-161.

Summers, A.P.; Darouian, K.F.; Richmond, A.M.; Brainerd, E.L. 1998. Kinematics of aquatic and terrestrial prey capture in Terrapene carolina, with implications for the evolution of feeding in cryptodire turtles. Journal of Experimental Zoology 281(4): 280-287.

Sung, I.H.; Hau, B.C.H.; Karraker, N.E. 2014. Reproduction of endangered Big-headed Turtle, Platysternon megacephalum (Reptilia: Testudines: Platysternidae). Acta Herpetologica 9(2): 243-247.

Sung, Y.H.; Hau, B.C.H.; Karraker, N.E. 2015. Spatial ecology of endangered Big-headed Turtles (Platysternon megacephalum): implications of its vulnerability to illegal trapping. Journal of Wildlife Management 79(4): 537-543.

Sung, Y.H.; Hau, B.C.H.; Lau, M.W.N.; Crow, P.A.; Kendrick, R.C.; Buhlmann, K.A.; Ades, G.W.J.; Karraker, N.E. 2015. Growth rate and an evaluation of age estimation for the endangered Big-Headed Turtle (Platysternon megacephalum) in China. Journal of Herpetology 49(1): 99-103.

Sung, Y.H.; Karraker, N.E.; Hau, B.C.H. 2013. Demographic evidence of illegal harvesting of an endangered Asian turtle. Conservation Biology 27(6): 1421-1428.

Tang, B.P.; Zhou, K.Y.; Song, D.X. 2000. [Relationships between age, color, shape of Platysternon megacephalum body]. (In Chinese, English summary). Chinese Journal of Zoology 35(1): 16-18.

Wermuth, H. 1958. Die Grosskopschildkröte, Platysternon megacephalum Gray. Aquarien und Terrarien (Leipzig) 5(6): 161-165.

Wermuth, H. 1960. Systematischer Status der Grosskopfschildkröte, Platysternon megacephalum Gray 1831. Zoologische Beiträge (N.F.) 5: 471-482.

Wermuth, H. 1969. Eine neue Großkopfschildkröte, Platysternon megacephalum vogeli, n.ssp. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 22: 372-374.

Whetstone, K.N. 1977. Platysternon and the evolution of chelydrid turtles. Herpetological Review 8(3): 20.

Zhang, F.; Zhao, J.; Zhang, Y.; Messenger, K.; Wang, Y. 2015. Antipredator behavioral responses of native and exotic tadpoles to novel predator. Asian Herpetological Research 6(1): 51-58.

Zhang, Y.P.; Du, W.G.; Shen, J.W.; Shu, L. 2009. Low optimal temperatures for food conversion and growth in the big-headed turtle, Platysternon megacephalum. Aquaculture 295(1-2): 106-109.

Zheng, G.M.; Ma, L.S.; Zhu, X.P.; Liu, Y.H.; Chen, Y.L.; Luo, J.R. 2008. [Age and growth of Platysternon megacephalum (Gay) and difference in growth and morphology between males and females]. (In Chinese). Journal of South China Agricultural University 29(3): 66-70.

Zhou, Z.; Jiang, Z. 2008. Characteristics and risk assessment of international trade in tortoises and freshwater turtles in China. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 7(1): 28-36.