Publications on the Web.

This is a list of links directly to publications on I have collected, mostly to do with turtles. We will expand this list as we research those that are available. Those with Original Description after them are the scientific descriptions of new species.


Baur. G. 1890a.  Note on Carettochelys Ramsay. American Naturalist. 1889:1017.
Baur. G. 1890b. An apparently new species of Chelus. American Naturalist. 1890:967-968 Original

Baur. G. 1891.  On the Relations of Carettochelys, Ramsay. American Naturalist. 1891:631-639.
Baur. G. 1893.  Notes on the Classification of the Testudinata. Proceedings of the American
      Philosophical Society. 31(141):210-225.
Original Description
Bour, R. & Zaher, H. 2005.  A new species of Mesoclemmys, from the open formations of northeastern
      Brazil (Chelonii, Chelidae). Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia. 45(24):295-311.
Original Description

Cann. J. 1997a.  Georges Short-Neck Turtle. Monitor (1997)9(1):18-23. Original Description
Cann. J. 1997b.  The Northern Yellow Faced Turtle. Monitor (1997)9(1):24-29; 34-35. Original Description

Dorrian. C. (1994).  Captive Management of Carettochelys insculpta, Herpetofauna, 24(1):15-18

Georges, A. & Adams, M. 1996. Electrophoretic delineation of species boundaries within the short-necked
      freshwater turtles of Australia (Testudines: Chelidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society (1996)
      118: 241–260.

Georges, A. & Thomson, S. 2010. Diversity of Australasian freshwater turtles, with an annotated
      synonymy and keys to species. Zootaxa 2496: 1–37

Glaessner, M.F. 1942.  The occurrence of the New Guinea turtle (Carettochelys) in the Miocene of Papua.
      Rec. Aust. Mus. 21:106-109.

Gray, J. E. (1841).  Note on Hydraspis victoriae, Gray. Original Description
Gray, J. E. (1841).   A catalogue of the species of reptiles and amphibia hitherto described as inhabiting
      Australia, with a description of some new species from Western Australia. Appendix E in Grey, G.
Original Description
Gray, J. E. (1844).  Catalogue of the Tortoises, Crocodiles and Amphibaenians in the Collection of the
      British Museum. London. Edward Newman. pp 41-42.
Original Description
Gray, J. E. 1856.  Description of a new species of Chelodina from Australia. Proceedings of the Zoological
      Society of London 1856:369-371.
Original Description
Gray, J. E. 1867.  Description of a new Australian tortoise (Elseya latisternum). Annals and Magazine
      of Natural History
. (3)20:43–45.
Original Description
Gray, J. E. 1872.  On the genus Chelymys and its allies from Australia. Proceedings of the Zoological
      Society of London
Original Description

Irwin, S & Thomson, S.A. 1995.  First successful captive breeding of Alligator Snapping Turtles
       (Macroclemys temmincki) in Australia. Thylacinus (1995),20(1),6-9

Karlin, J. (2003). Understanding Biological Filtration. World Chelonian Trust
Krefft, G. 1876.  Notes on Australian animals in New Guinea with description of a new freshwater tortoise belonging to the genus Euchelymys. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale de Genova. 1:390-394. Original Description

Legler, J. & Cann, J. 1980.  A new genus and species of chelid turtle from Queensland, Australia. Contributions in Science, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 324:1–18. Original Description

Matiaska J. (2003).  Differentiating male and female Emydura Species
Matiaska J. (2005). The history of the Murray River Turtle - Emydura macquarii macquarii (Testudines:Chelidae) .
Matiaska J. & Thomson, S. A. (2005).  The Fly River Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta) in captivity ( Cryptodira: Carettochelyidae).
Matiaska J. (2005). The complete etymology of the Australasian Chelidae (Testudines:Pleurodira)
McCord, W. and Thomson, S. 2002. A new species of Chelodina (Testudines: Pleurodira: Chelidae) from Northern Australia. Journal of Herpetology 36(2):255-267 Original Description
Megirian, D. & Murray, P. 1999. Chelid turtles (Pleurodira, Chelidae) from the Miocene Camfield Beds, Northern Territory of Australia, with a description of a new genus and species. The Beagle (Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory) 15:75–130. Original Description

Pritchard, P.C.H. 1988. A survey of neural bone variation among recent chelonian species, with functional interpretations. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensa 31 (26): 625–686.

Ogilby, J.B. 1890. Description of a new Australian tortoise (Macrochelodina rugosa). Records of the Australian Museum 1:56-59. Original Description
Ouwens, P.A. 1914. List of Dutch East Indian Chelonians in the Buitenzorg Zoological Museum (including the description of Elseya branderhorsti). Contributions a la Faune des Indes Néerlandaises, Buitenzorg. Vol. I, fasc. I: 29-32, p.31 Original Description

Phillipen, H. & Grossman, P. 1990. Eine neue Schlangenhalsschildkröte von Neuguinea: Chelodina reimanni sp. n. (Reptilia, Testudines, Pleurodira: Chelidae). Zoologische Abhandlungen, Staatliches Museum Tierkunde Dresden 46(5):95–102. Original Description

Ramsay, E.P. 1886. On a new genus and species of fresh water tortoise from the Fly River, New Guinea. proceedings of the Linnaean Society of New South Wales. (2)1:158-162. Original Description
Rhodin, A.G.J. 1994.  Chelid turtles of the Australasian Archipelago: I. A new species of Chelodina from southeastern Papua New Guinea. Breviora 497:1–36. Original Description

Senneke, D. and Thomson, S. (2003). Differentiating Male and Female Elseya branderhorsti (Southern New Guinea Snapping Turtle). World Chelonian Trust
  Schodde, R., Mason, I. and Wolfe, T. O. (1972). Further records of the Pitted-shell Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta) from Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia. 96(2):115-117.
Shaw, G. 1794. Zoology of New Holland. Vol 1. Davis, London. 19-20. Original Description
Sorewby, J. and Lear, E. (1872). Excellent drawings of Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long Neck Turtle).

Tabaka, C. (2003). Medical Misinformation on the Internet and how it can Harm your Tortoise. World Chelonian Trust
Tabaka, C. (2003). Quarantine Protocols. World Chelonian Trust
Thomas, T, Granatosky, M, Bourque, J, Krysko, K, Moler, P, Gamble, T, Suarez, Leone, E, Enge, K, & Roman, J, 2014.  Taxonomic assessment of Alligator Snapping Turtles (Chelydridae: Macrochelys), with the description of two new species from the southeastern United States. Zootaxa 3786 (2): 141–165 Original Description
Thomson S. (2004). Emydura victoriae - Red Face Turtle. When the Taxonomy goes Wrong: An example of the dangers of making taxonomic proclimations.
Thomson S. (2003). Water Chemistry: pH, GH and KH What are they all?. World Chelonian Trust
Thomson S. (2003). Eastern Long Neck Turtle - Chelodina longicollis. World Chelonian Trust
Thomson S. (2003). Long necks, flat heads and the evolution of piscivory. World Chelonian Trust
Thomson S. (2003). Distinguishing The Yellow Face Turtle and the Diamond Head Turtle. Emydura tanybaraga and Emydura subglobosa worrelli. World Chelonian Trust
Thomson S. (2003). The Taxonomic Level Genus: Its definition and delineation. World Chelonian Trust
Thomson S. 2000. The identification of the holotype of Chelodina oblonga (Testudines: Chelidae) with a discussion of taxonomic implications. Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 3(4):745-748
Thomson S. 2000. A Revision of the Fossil Chelid Turtles (Pleurodira) Described by C.W. De Vis, 1897. Memoires of the Queensland Museum 45(2):593-598. Original Description
Thomson S. 2006. Case 3351 Chelodina rugosa Ogilby, 1890 (currently Macrochelodina rugosa; Reptilia, Testudines): proposed precedence over Chelodina oblonga Gray, 1841. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 63(3) September 2006
Thomson S. 2007. Comment on the proposed precedence of Chelodina rugosa Ogilby, 1890 (currently Macrochelodina rugosa; Reptilia, Testudines) over Chelodina oblonga Gray, 1841 (Case 3351). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 64(2):127-128.
Thomson, S. & Baggi, N. 2014.  Comment on Terrapene putnami Hay, 1906 (Testudines, EMYDIDAE): replacement of the holotype by designation of a neotype (Case 3628; see BZN 70: 193–198). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 71(1) March 2014
Thomson, S. & Mackness, B.S. 1999 Fossil Turtles from the Early Pliocene Bluff Downs Local Fauna, with a description of a new species of Elseya. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 123(3), 101-105, 30 November, 1999. Original Description
Thomson, S. & Georges, A. 1996 Neural bones in chelid turtles. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 2:82-86.
Thomson, S., Georges, A. & Limpus, C.2006 A New Species of Freshwater Turtle in the Genus Elseya (Testudines: Chelidae) from Central Coastal Queensland, Australia. Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 5(1):74-86. Original Description
Thomson, S. & Georges, A. 2009. Myuchelys gen. nov. —a new genus for Elseya latisternum and related forms of Australian freshwater turtle (Testudines: Pleurodira: Chelidae). Zootaxa 2053: 32–42 Original Description
Thomson, S. & Matiaska, J. (2004) The possible negative effects of improper diet concerning the Australasian turtles [Information retrieved from various personal comments made by Scott Thomson, 2001-2003]
Thomson, S., Irwin, s. & Irwin, T (1998) Harriet, The Galapagos Tortoise. Disclosing One and a Half Centuries of History. Reptilia Number 2, March / April 1998.
Thomson, S., Kennett, R. & Georges, A. 2000. A new species of long necked turtle (Chelidae:Chelodina) from the sandstone plateau of Arnhem Land, Northern Australia. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3:675-685. Original Description
Thomson, S., White, A. & Georges, A (1997) Re-Evaluation of Emydura lavarackorum: Identification of a Living Fossil. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum (1997),42(1):327-336

Visser, G.& Zwartepoorte, H (2005) Reproduction of the pig-nosed turtle Carettochelys insculpta (RAMSAY, 1886) at the Rotterdam Zoo. Radiata 14(3):3-12
Vogt, RC, Thomson, SA, Rhodin, AGJ, Pritchard, PCH, Mittermeier, RA, Baggi, N. 2013 Case 3587 Podocnemis unifilis Troschel, 1848 (Reptilia,Testudines): proposed precedence over Emys cayennensis Schweigger, 1812. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 70(1):33-39.

Warren, J.W., 1969.  Chelid Turtles from the Mid-Tertiary of Tasmania. Journal of Paleontology, Vol. 43(1) :179-182
Wieland, G.R. 1923 A new Parana pleurodiran. American Journal of Science (5) v: 1-14. Original Description
White, A. & Archer, M. 1994  Emydura lavarackorum, a new Pleistocene turtle (Pleurodira: Chelidae) from fluviatile deposits at Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland. Records of the South Australian Museum 27(2):159–167. Original Description

Yates, A. 2013.  A new species of long-necked turtle (Pleurodira: Chelidae: Chelodina) from the lateMiocene Alcoota Local Fauna, Northern Territory, Australia. PeerJ 1:e170; DOI 10.7717/peerj.170 Original Description

Zimmer C. (1997).Shell Game. Discover Magazine 18(1):72