*Information Sources*

Books for further information:
[The listed books are available at Amazon.com]

The Box Turtle Manual by Philippe de Vosjoli & Roger Klingenberg D.V.M., Advanced Vivarium Systems, Inc., Lakeside, CA, 1995.

Turtles and Tortoises: a complete pet owner's manual by R. D. Bartlett & Patricia P. Bartlett, from Barron's Educational Series, Inc., Hauppauge, NY, 1996.

Turtles of the World by Carl H. Ernst & Roger W. Barbour, from Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1989.

Turtles: How to Take Care of Them and Understand Them by Hartmut Wilke, from Barron's Educational Series, Inc., Hauppauge, NY, 1991. Translated from the original German by Kathleen Luft.

Turtles & Tortoises of the World by David Alderton, from Facts on File Publications, N.Y., N.Y., 1988

Practical Encyclopedia of Keeping and Breeding Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles by Andy Highfield, from Carapace Press, London, 1996.

Encyclopedia of Turtles by Peter Pritchard from T.F.H. Publications, 1979.
(This 895 page book contains a wealth of photographs. However, it shows its age with much outdated taxonomy information. Many of us still find it to be a valuable resource.)

A note about many of the T.F.H Publications: T.F.H. provides a wide variety of turtle related books for the beginning hobbiest. They usually have excellent color photos, which may be worth the price of the book for many turtle lovers. Much of the information is correct, however inaccuracies are frequent enough to suggest caution in using these books as your sole source of information.

Other reference sources:

Cox, van Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt. 1998. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and other reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. New Holland Publishers Ltd. London.

Das, Indraneil.1991. Colour guide to the Turtles and Tortoises of the Indian Subcontinent. R & A Publishing Co., Avon, England.

Das, I.1996. Biogeography of the Reptiles of South Asia. Drieger Publishing Co., Malabar, Florida.

Das, I. 1995. Turtles and Tortoises of India. Oxford University Press. Bombay, India.

Filella, Eduard. 1997. Cuora amboinensis. La tortuga caja del sudeste asiático y sus subespecies (The South-East Asian Box Turtle and its Subspecies). Reptilia 3(13):43-47.

Hall, Georgiana. 1995. Asian Box Turtles . Reptile & Amphibian Magazine, May/June: 110-116.

Iverson, John. 1992. A revised checklist with distribution maps of the turtles of the world. Privately published, Richmond, Indiana. (A wealth of information, available from Natural History Books, P. O. Box 1004, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. 373 pp.) There is now a website where this information is compiled:
Turtles of the World

Liat, Lim Boo & Das, Indraneil . 1999. Turtles of Borneo and Peninsular Malaysia. Natural History Publications, Borneo. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

McCord, William P. & Philippen, Hans-Dieter. 1998. A New Subspecies of Box Turtle, Cuora amboinensis lineata, from Northern Myanmar (Burma), with remarks on the distribution and geographic variation of the species . Reptile Hobbyist. March: 51-58.

Nutaphand, Wirot. 1979. The Turtles of Thailand. Mitbhadung Press. Bangkok, Thailand.

Saxena, Ajai. 1994. Captive breeding of the Malayan box turtle (Cuora amboinensis) from the Nicobar Islands. Hamadryad. 19:93-94.

Web locations with relevant information:

Taxonomy information--Cuora amboinensis
Taxonomy information--Reptiles

Binh Chau-Phuoc Buu Nature Reserve, Viet Nam.
Cuora amboinensis is mentioned in connection with flora & fauna which share its natural habitat.

Photo of Cuora shell fossil from Pleistocene age
Museum of Natural History, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Recommendations for the Care of Amphibians and Reptiles in Academic Institutions
by F. Harvey Pough, from National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. 1992

Special Thanks to Merilyn Abbot for much helpful information in private correspondence. She and her husband Charles run Central Florida Reptile Farm, one of the best reptile farms around. They produce a wide variety of captive bred reptiles. The two turtles I purchased from them, including my Malayan boxie, arrived in excellent condition and have remained in perfect health.

Central Florida Reptile Farm
4800 Kumquat Street
Cocoa, FL 32926
Phone: (407) 639-3325, Fax: (407) 639-4513

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