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(Softshell Turtles)

(Reptilia: Testudines)

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Anonymous. 2010. Dossier Trionychidae. Cheloniens 18: 1-70.

Blob, R.W. 1997. Relative hydrodynamic dispersal potentials of soft-shelled turtle elements: implications for interpreting skeletal sorting on assemblages on non-mammalian terrestrial vertebrates. Palaios 12(2): 151-164.

Boulenger, G.A. 1890. A list of the reptiles and batrachians of Amoorland. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Ser. 6) 6(5): 137-144.

Bour, R.; Dubois, A.; Webb, R.G. 1995. Types of recent trionychid turtles in the Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris. Dumerilia 2: 73-92.

Chauhan, R. 2000. Dry plastral skin: a new resource from softshelled turtles. Cobra (Chennai) 39: 25-26.

Dalrymple, G.H. 1978. Variation in the cranial feeding mechanism of turtles of the genus Trionyx. Dissertation Abstracts International (B) 38(9): 4107-4108.

Delfino, M.; Fritz, U.; Sánchez-Villagra, M.R. 2010. Evolutionary and developmental aspects of phalangeal formula variation in pig-nose and soft-shelled turtles (Carettochelyidae and Trionychidae). Organisms Diversity & Evolution 10(1): 69-79.

Delfino, M.; Scheyer, T.M.; Fritz, U.; Sánchez-Villagra, M.R. 2010. An integrative approach to examining a homology question: shell structures in soft-shell turtles. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 99(2): 462-476.

Duong, H.T.; Dinh, L.D.; Nguyen, T.Q.; Pritchard, P.C.H.; McCormack, T. 2014. A phylogeny of softshell turtles (Testudines: Trionychidae) with reference to the taxonomic status of the critically endangered, giant softshell turtle, Rafetus swinhoei. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 14(3): 279-293.

Edmonds, L. 1991. Keeping softshell turtles. Tropical Fish Hobbyist 40(1): 115-116, 118-120.

Engstrom, T.N.; Shaffer, H.B.; McCord, W.P. 2004. Multiple data sets, high homoplasy, and the phylogeny of softshell turtles (Testudines: Trionychidae). Systematic Biology 53(5): 693-710.

Frair, W. 1983. Serological survey of softshells with other turtles. Journal of Herpetology 17(1): 75-79.

Gillette, D.D. 1970. Breathing adaptations in Trionyx. International Turtle and Tortoise Society Journal 4(3): 18-19.

Gramentz, D. 1992. Plädoyer für Weichschildkröten. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 45(8): 507-508.

Gramentz, D. 2012. [Comments on the migratory behaviour of soft-shelled turtles]. (In German). Marginata 33: 24-30.

Gramentz, D. 2012. [Thermoregulation of soft-shelled turtles]. (In German). Marginata 33: 10-18.

Gray, J.E. 1864. Revision of the species of Trionychidae found in Asia and Africa, with the descriptions of some new species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1864: 76-98.

Gray, J.E. 1873. Notes on Mud-Tortoises (Trionyx, Geoffr.) and on the skulls of the different kinds. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1873: 38-72.

Gressitt, J.L. 1937. Soft-shelled turtle monstrosities from Hainan Island. Peking Nat. Hist. Bull. 11(4): 413-415.

Hay, O.P. 1904. On the existing genera of the Trionychidae. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 42: 268-274.

Heude, P.M. 1880. Memoire sur les Trionyx. pp. 1-38. In: Memoires concernant l'histoire naturelle de l'Empire Chinois. 1er cahier. Paris.

Korolev, A.V.; Kudryavtsev, S.V.; Frolov, V.E. 1984. Some special aspects of the husbandry of soft shell turtles (Reptilia, Testudines, Trionchidae) at the Moscow Zoo. Annual Reptile Symposium on Captive Propagation and Husbandry Proceedings 7 [1983]: 54-58.

Koschmann, G. 1967. A softshell comes to life. International Turtle and Tortoise Society Journal 1(6): 9.

Li, H.; Liu, J.; Xiong, L.; Zhang, H.; Zhou, H.; Yin, H.; Jing, W.; Li, J.; Shi, Q.; Wang, Y.; Liu, J.; Nie, L. 2017. Phylogenetic relationships and divergence dates of softshell turtles (Testudines: Trionychidae) inferred from complete mitochondrial genomes. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30(5): 1011-1023

Mehrtens, J.M. 1966. The captive softshell (Trionychidae). Checklist of the world's softshells and their care. International Turtle and Tortoise Society Journal 1: 14-17, 31-33, 38, 45.

Meylan, P.A. 1984. Evolutionary relationships of recent trionychid turtles: evidence from shell morphology. Studia Geologica Salmanticensia Volumen Especial 1: 169-188.

Meylan, P.A. 1986. Phylogenetic relationships of the soft shelled turtles (family Trionychidae). Dissertation Abstracts International B Sciences and Engineering 47(4): 1451.

Meylan, P.A. 1987. The phylogenetic relationships of soft-shelled turtles (family Trionychidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 186(1): 1-101.

Parmalee, P.W. 1989. Muskrat predation on softshell turtles. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science 64(4): 225-227.

Peters, U. 1977. Die Klappen - Weichschildkröte. Aquarien Magazin 11(8): 327.

Petit, G. 1937. Sur la presence d'une tortue du genre Amyda (= Trionyx) sur la cote sud-occidentale de Madagascar. Compte Rendu des Seances de la Societe de Biogeographie 13(114): 73-76.

Philippen, H.D. 2008. Die Familie der Weichschildkröten - eine mehr als faszinierende Schildkrötengruppe. Marginata 19: 10-15.

Philippen, H.D. 2012. [Successful care and rearing of young soft-shelled turtles]. (In German). Marginata 33: 8-9.

Platt, S.G.; Lwin, T.; Win, N.; Aung, H.L.; Platt, K.; Rainwater, T.R. 2017. An interview-based survey to determine the conservation status ot Softshell Turtles (Reptilia: Trionychidae) in the Irrawaddy Dolphin Protected Area, Myanmar. Journal of Threatened Taxa 9(12): 10998–11008.

Pritchard, P.C.H. 2001. Observations on body size, sympatry, and niche divergence in softshell turtles (Trionychidae). Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4(1): 5-27.

Scheyer, T.M.; Sander, P.M.; Joyce, W.G.; Böhme, W.; Witzel, U. 2007. A plywood structure in the shell of fossil and living soft-shelled turtles (Trionychidae) and its evolutionary implications. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 7(2): 136-144.

Schnee, T. 1899. Einige Notizen über Weichschildkröten. Zeitschr. Naturw. 72: 197-208.

Siebenrock, F. 1902. Zur Systematik der Schildkrötenfamilie Trionychidae Bell, nebst der Beschreibung einer neuen Cyclanorbis-Art. Sitzungsberichte der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin 111: 807-846.

Smith, K.M.; Nixon, C.W.; Minton, S.A. 1949. Observation on constancy of colour and pattern in soft-shelled turtles. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Sciences 52(1): 92-98.

Stejneger, L.H. 1905. Generic names of soft-shelled turtles. Science 21: 228-229.

Valverde, J. 2007. Softshell turtles. Reptilia (GB) 55: 8-15.

Valverde, J. 2008. Weichschildkröten. Reptilia (D) 12(68): 16-23.

Walls, J.G. 1991. The name game: a soft taxonomy of softshell turtles. Tropical Fish Hobbyist 40(1): 122-125.

Webb, R.G. 1980. Gray, Hardwick, Buchanan-Hamilton, and drawings of Indian softshell turtles (family Trionychidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 1(1): 61-74.

Williams, E.E.; McDowell, S.D. 1952. The plastron of soft-shelled turtles (Testudinata, Trionychidae): a new interpretation. Journal of Morphology 90: 263-279.

Zhou, G. 2004. [Technique of reproduction and juvenile rearing of Trionyx sp. (separate unpaginated English summary)]. (In Chinese, English summary). Qilu Yuye 21(2): 1-3.

Zhou, G.; Zhang, X.J.; Fang, Z. 1991. Bulletin of a new species Trionyx. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Normalis Hunanensis 14(4): 379-382.