Reference List

This list includes references used to derive specimen records as well as those with scientific name Trachemys scripta listed in key words.

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18040 Web Page Adams, T. 2008. Turtles battle for turf with non-native species. accessed 7/30/2008.
13222 Book Chapter Albright, J. 1999. Hypotheticals, accidentals, and other oddities. Pages 197-200 in Hunter, M.L., Jr., A.J.K Calhoun, and M. McCullough, eds. Maine amphibians and reptiles. The University of Maine Press. Orono, ME.
12166 Book Ashton, R.E. Jr., and P.S. Ashton. 1991. Handbook of Reptiles and Amphibians of Florida. Part Two: Lizards, Turtles and Crocodilians. Windward Publishing, Inc Miami, Florida.
14088 Other Cut-and-paste reference not available due to unhandled reference type. Please contact support to request the addition of the 'Other' type.
19200 Journal Article Ballinger, R.E., and J.D. Lynch. 1999. Geographic Distribution. Trachemys scripta elegans. Herpetological Review 30(2):108-109.
13509 Book Beebee, T.J.C., and R.A. Griffiths. 2000. Amphibians and Reptiles, A Natural History of the British Fauna. Harper Collins Publishers, London.
13369 Web Page Breisch, A.R. 2001. New York State Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project. accessed 24 april 09.
15915 News Brennan, P. 2006. O.C. Turtles Crowded Out. The Orange County Resister. July 14, 2006.
15817 Book Brennan, T.C., and A.T. Holycross. 2006. A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles in Arizona. Arizona Game and Fish Department, Phoenix, AZ.
28401 Journal Article Brown, G.J III. 2015. Trachemys scripta (Pond Slider). Herpetological Review 46(4):567.
26683 Web Page Burger, J. 2009. University of Washington Freshwater Ecology & Conservation Lab: Trachemys scripta elegans report. Created on 12/07/2009. Accessed on 01/16/2014.
14241 Journal Article Cadi, A., and P. Joly. 2004. Impact of the introduction of the red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) on survival rates of the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis). Biodiversity and Conservation 13:2511-2518.
28099 Journal Article Casper, G.S., and T.G. Anton. 2012. Trachemys scripta elegans (Red-eared Slider). Herpetological Review 43(1):100.
14751 Journal Article Christiansen, J.L. 2001. Non-native Amphibians and Reptiles in Iowa. Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science 108(4):210-211.
29011 News Clarke, C. 2015. 3 invasive animals that have permanently changed the Delta. Burbank, CA. 2015 (6 July). Created on 07/06/2015. Accessed on 09/15/2016.
32960 Journal Article Clements, S.L., S.V.L. Catania, and C.A. Searcy. 2019. Non-native species dominate herpetofaunal community patterns in both native and non-native habitat patches in urban Miami-Dade County. Biological Invasions 21(5):1775-1788.
18627 Journal Article Cooper, J.E. 1959. The Turtle Pseudemys scripta Feral in Maryland. Herpetologica 15(1):44.
12134 Journal Article D'Alessandro, S., and C.H. Ernst. 1995. Additional geographic records for reptiles in Virginia. Herpetological Review 26(4):212-214.
12129 Book Degenhardt, W.G., C.W. Painter, and A.H. Price. 1996. The Amphibians and Reptiles of New Mexico. University of New Mexico Press.
13508 Other Cut-and-paste reference not available due to unhandled reference type. Please contact support to request the addition of the 'Other' type.
12126 Journal Article Edgren, R.A., Jr. 1943. Pseudemys scripta troostii in Michigan. Copeia 1943(4):249.
13371 Journal Article Edgren, R.A., Jr. 1948. Some Additional Notes on Michigan Pseudemys. Natural History Miscellanea 22:1-2.
14378 Journal Article Ehret, D.J., and D. Parker. 2005. Geographic distribution: Trachemys scripta elegans (Red-eared Slider). USA: Florida: St. Johns Co. Herpetological Review 36(1):78.
13174 Book Ernst, C.H., J.E Lovich, and R.W. Barbour. 1994. Turtles of the United States and Canada. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington and London.
12141 Journal Article Ernst, C.H., S.C. Belfit, S.W. Sekscienski, and A.F. Laemmerzahl. 1997. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Ft. Belvoir and Northern Virginia. Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Sociey 33(1):1-62.
33970 Journal Article Everard, M., A.C. Pinder, R. Raghavan, and G. Kataria. 2019. Are well‐intended Buddhist practices an under‐appreciated threat to global aquatic biodiversity? Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 29:136-141.
15718 Journal Article Fidenci, P. 2006. Trachemys scripta elegans (Red-eared slider). Reproduction. Herpetological Review 37(1):80.
15949 Web Page Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 2007. Florida's Exotic Wildlife species detail: Red-eared slider Trachemys scripta elegans.
27102 Journal Article García-Díaz, P., J.V. Ross, C. Ayres, and P. Cassey. 2014. Understanding the biological invasion risk posed by the global wildlife trade: propagule pressure drives the introduction and establishment of Nearctic turtles. Global Change Biology 21(3):1078-1091.
12125 Journal Article Gordon, H., and J.A. Fowler. 1961. A new locality record for Pseudemys scripta elegans in Michigan. Copeia 1961(3):350.
17281 News Hope, B. 2007. Chinatown Turtle Tug of War Felt in Central Park. The New York Sun. August 17, 2007. accessed 8/20/2007.
12097 Journal Article Hulse, A.C. 1980. Notes on the Occurrence of Introduced Turtles in Arizona. Herpetological Review 11(1):16-17.
19362 Report Kirkpatrick, W., A. Page, and M. Massam. 2007. RISK ASSESSMENT FOR EXOTIC REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS INTRODUCED TO AUSTRALIA – Pond Slider (Trachemys scripta) (Schoepff, 1792). Australia Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia.
23803 Journal Article Krysko, K.L., J.P. Burgess, M.R. Rochford, C.R. Gillette, D. Cueva, K.M. Enge, L.A. Somma, J.L. Stabile, D.C. Smith, J.A. Wasilewski, G.N. Kieckhefer, III, M.C. Granatosky, and S.V. Nielsen. 2011. Verified non-indigenous amphibians and reptiles in Florida from 1863 through 2010: Outlining the invasion process and identifying invasion pathways and stages. Zootaxa 3028:1-64.
25773 Journal Article Leberer, T. 2003. Records of freshwater turtles on Guam, Mariana Islands. Micronesica 35-36:649-652.
33050 Journal Article Livo, L. J., C. Wild, T. L. Wilcox, B. Shipley, B. Lambert, J. Ehrenberger, T. Warfel, and J. Logan. 2017. Distribution and activity season of the introduced Red-Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) in Colorado. Herpetological Review 48(4):734-739.
15716 Other Cut-and-paste reference not available due to unhandled reference type. Please contact support to request the addition of the 'Other' type.
33802 Book Chapter Marambe, B., P. Silva, S. Ranwala, J. Gunawardena, D. Weerakoon, S. Wijesundara, L. Manawadu, N. Atapattu, and M. Murukulasuriya. 2011. Invasive alien fauna in Sri Lanka: National list, impacts and regulatory framework. Pages 445-450 in Veich, C.R., M.N. Clout, and D.R. Towns, eds. Island invasives: eradication and management. IUCN. Gland, Switzerland.
21009 News Mason, M. 2011. Red-Eared Sliders Invaside Connecticut. The Daily Easton. 8 (13).
14087 Book Meshaka, W.E., Jr., B.P. Butterfield, and J.B. Hauge. 2004. The Exotic Amphibians and Reptiles of Florida. Krieger Publishing Co, Malabar, Florida.
27189 Book Moriarty, JJ., and C.D. Hall. 2014. Amphibians and reptiles in Minnesota. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN.
33364 Journal Article Morreale, S.J., Gibbons, J.W. and Congdon, J.D. 1984. Significance of activity and movement in the yellow-bellied slider turtle (Pseudemys scripta). Candian Journal of Zoology 62(6):1038-1042.
27724 Journal Article Nguyen, J. 2015. Turtles on the Missouri. Nebraskaland Magazine 93(6):48-53.
29062 News Ohnouna, A. 2016. Profs. plan to euthanize turtles that have taken over the biopond. The Daily Pennsylvanian. Philadelphia, PA. 2016 (29 September). Created on 09/29/2016. Accessed on 09/30/2016.
31330 Journal Article P. García-Díaz, D.S.L. Ramsey, A.P. Woolnough, M. Franch, G.A. Llorente, A. Montori, X. Buenetxea, A.R. Larrinaga, M. Lasceve, A. Álvarez, J.M. Traverso, A. Valdeón, A. Crespo, V. Rada, E. Ayllón, V. Sancho, J.I. Lacomba, J.Vicente Bataller, and M. Lizana. 2017. Challenges in confirming eradication success of invasive red-eared sliders. Biological Invasions 19(9):2739-2750.
27501 Journal Article Pearson, S.H., H.W. Avery, and J.R. Spotila. 2015. Juvenile invasive red-eared slider turtles negatively impact the growth of native turtles: Implications for global freshwater turtle populations. Biological Conservation 186:115-121.
25644 Book Pennsylvania Sea Grant. 2013. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
19685 Journal Article Rödder, D., A. Kwet, and S. Lötters. 2009. Translating natural history into geographic space: a macroecological perspective on the North American Slider, Trachmys scripta (Reptilia, Cryptodira, Emydidae). Journal of Natural History 43:2525-2536.
27181 Journal Article Rose, F.L., and R.W. Manning. 1996. Notes on the biology of the slider, Trachemys scripta elegans (Reptilia: Emydidae), inhabiting man-made cattle ponds in West Texas. Texas Journal of Science 48(3):191-206.
13432 Journal Article Salzberg, A. 2000. The Norway Rat of the Turtle World. Reptile and Amphibian Hobbyist April:84-85.
17280 Report Schmidt, C.A., C.A. Drost, and W.L. Halvorson. 2006. Vascular Plant and Vertebrate Inventory of Montezuma Castle National Monument. U S Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center, Sonoran Desert Research Station, University of Arizona.
13553 Web Page Shell, R.K. 2002. Pet store turtle take over?
33154 Journal Article Slavenko, A., Itescu, Y., Ihlow, F., and Meiri, S. 2016. Home is where the shell is: predicting turtle home range sizes. Journal of Animal Ecology 85:106–114. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12446.
31353 Journal Article Spear, M.J., A.K. Elgin, and E.K. Grey. 2018. Current and Projected Distribution of the Red-Eared Slider Turtle, Trachemys scripta elegans, in the Great Lakes Basin. American Midland Naturalist 179(2):191-221.
12128 Journal Article Stuart, J.N. 1995. Notes on Aquatic Turtles of the Rio Grande Drainage, New Mexico. Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society 31(3):147-157.
12127 Journal Article Stuart, J.N. 1995. Geographic distribution: Trachemys scripta scripta (Yellowbelly Slider). USA: New Mexico: Socorro Co. Herpetological Review 26(2):107.
13344 Journal Article Stuart, J.N. 2000. Additional Notes on Native and Non-native Turtles of the Rio Grande Drainage, New Mexico. Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society 31(3):147-157.
18878 Journal Article Teillac-Deschamps, P., R. Lorrilliere, V. Servais, V. Delmas, A. Cadi, and A. Prevot-Julliard. 2009. Management Strategies in Urban Green Spaces: Models based on an Introduced Exotic Pet Turtle. Biological Conservation 142(10):2258-2269.
20904 News Tennant, D. 2011. On the invasive turtle hunt in Norfolk. The Virginia-Pilot. 6 (25).
13368 Journal Article Thomas, M., and P. Hartnell. 2000. An Occurrence of a Red-eared Turtle (Trachemsy scripta elegans) in the Waikato River at Hamilton, New Zealand. Herpetofauna 30(2):15-17.
25944 Database Ueda, K., J. Belmonte, A. Shepard, P. Leary, and S. Loarie. 2019. California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA. Accessed on 01/29/2019.
12019 Book Wilson, L.D., and L. Porras. 1983. The Ecological Impact of Man on the South Florida Herpetofauna. University of Kansas, Lawrence.
24787 Book Wilson, S., and G. Swan. 2010. A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Austraila (3rd edition). New Holland Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd.
32402 Journal Article Works, A. J., and Olson, D. H. 2018. Diets of Two Nonnative Freshwater Turtle Species (Trachemys scripta and Pelodiscus sinensis) in Kawai Nui Marsh, Hawaii, Chinese Softshell, The Pond Slider. Journal of Herpetology 52(4):444-452.


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