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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 04 June 2021
...D. C. Lettoof; A Santoro; C. VL. Swinstead; J. Cornelis ABSTRACT Snake-Turtle interactions have been rarely documented. We recorded a hatchling Chelodina oblonga within the stomach contents of a Western tiger snake ( Notechis scutatus occidentalis ). This is the first recorded observation...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 568–575.
Published: 01 December 2018
...R-J Spencer ABSTRACT Freshwater turtle populations are globally threatened by many factors. Complicating matters, their longevity requires long-term monitoring on the scale of decades to assess changes in population size, yet few long-term studies exist. Documenting population estimates and trends...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 161–165.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Shelley Burgin; Steve Emerton; Malcolm Burgin Interpretation of trap bias in sampling freshwater turtles has previously relied on indirect methods. The data presented here provides the first comparison of a sample and total census of a waterbody. Eastern Longneck Turtles Chelodina longicollis Shaw...
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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 153–158.
Published: 07 February 2013
...Shelley Burgin; Judith Betts Ectoparasitic and ectocommensal macroinvertebrates (epibionts) of turtles have received limited attention with species from most Australian chelids poorly known. In this paper we present observations on the taxa collected from the widespread and abundant Australian...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 276–282.
Published: 14 October 2011
...Sean FitzGibbon; Craig Franklin The ability of freshwater turtles to exchange respiratory gases with their aquatic environment is well known and facilitates prolonged dive durations among several species. Three main sites have been implicated in aquatic respiration (skin, cloaca and buccopharynx...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.003
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... Red-eared Sliders Trachemys scripta elegans have become the ubiquitous ‘pet terrapin’. They are endemic to much of eastern United States of America and northern Mexico, and have been traded to the four corners of the world, mainly from the ‘turtle farms’ of Louisiana, predominantly for the pet...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.036
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... Two Leatherback Turtle Dermochelys coriacea nestings were recorded in northern New South Wales during early 1993. Despite apparently sub-optimal nesting conditions, these unexpected nestings attained the relatively high hatching successes of 43 per cent and 78 per cent respectively. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.049
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 438–448.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of time. Understanding the reasons behind this dropout rate is important for improving long term participation. Here we investigated participation rates in TurtleSAT, an Australian turtle mapping app aimed at collecting data useful for conservation efforts. First, we looked at the TurtleSAT database...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (4): 425–435.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Celmara Pocock Both scientists and holidaymakers once enjoyed riding on the backs of turtles while at the Great Barrier Reef. In spite of the widespread popularity of turtle riding, the practice disappeared into obscurity in the second part of the twentieth century. This paper unveils...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 379–384.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Shelley Burgin I investigated whether exotic turtle species were capable of establishing breeding populations in the Sydney area and confirmed that two exotic species were present: Trachemys scripta elegans and Clemmys marmorata . Mature females of both species were recorded with shelled eggs...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 198–203.
Published: 14 October 2011
...David Booth The nesting behaviour of two Australian freshwater turtles, the broad-shelled river turtle Chelodina expansa and the Brisbane river turtle Emydura signata are described. Both species nest during, or soon after rain. C. expansa nests exclusively during the day while E. signata...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 291–306.
Published: 14 October 2011
...Jannie Sperling; Gordon Grigg; Colin Limpus This paper presents the first data on the diving behaviour of Flatback turtles, Natator depressus , between nesting events. Dive profiles were recorded in turtles from breeding populations at Curtis Island in Queensland and at Bare Sand Island...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.008
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... The Australian freshwater turtle fauna appears to comprise a series of relictual lineages, each of considerable antiquity, possibly stemming from times when climates were moister. Half the extant genera are monotypic and two species, Carettochelys insculpta and Pseudemydura umbrina...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.012
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.058
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (2): 326–327.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Ricky Spencer Freshwater Turtles of Australia . John Cann and Ross Sadlier. 2017. CSIRO Publishing,Australia. Book Review Freshwater Turtles of Australia. John Cann and Ross Sadlier. 2017. CSIRO Publishing,Australia. DOI: httpsdoi.org/10.7882/AZ.2018.015 Almost 20 years since Australian...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (2): 314–325.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Matthew Mo ABSTRACT The invasive Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta elegans has spread extensively, forming naturalised populations on all continents except Antarctica. Ranked among the 100 worst invasive species, there are biosecurity concerns that native turtles become outcompeted and displaced...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.019
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... species in most areas, however, freshwater turtles, despite extremely high nest predation from foxes, remain among the highest biomass of any vertebrate in the ecosystem. The secret is their resilience through adaptive changes of a life history pattern that is strongly density dependent, however...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 822–825.
Published: 20 October 2011
... on the two resident native freshwater turtle species, Chelodina longicollis Eastern Long Necked Turtle and Emydura macquarii dharuk Sydney Basin Turtle. We captured similar numbers of red-eared sliders as a decade before but increased number of the two native species. There was therefore no indication...