Books for further information:
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,
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
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:
Recommendations for the Care of Amphibians and Reptiles
in Academic Institutions
|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.|
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