Reference List

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

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19629 News Associated Press. 2011. 6 soft-shell turtles rescued from NJ roadside. The Washington Post. 1 (25).
12095 Journal Article Brock, V.E. 1947. The establishment of Trionyx sinensis in Hawaii. Copeia 1947(2):142.
12133 Journal Article Brock, V.E. 1947. The establishment of Trionyx sinensis in Hawaii. Copeia 1947(2):142.
36341 Journal Article Dong, S., G. Zheng, X. Yu, and C. Fu. 2012. Biological control of golden apple snail, Pomacea canaliculata by Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis in the wild rice, Zizania latifolia field. Scientia Agricola 69(2):142-146.
36210 Journal Article Dupuis-Desormeaux, M., K. McDonald, D. Moro, T. Reid, C. Agnew, R. Johnson and S.E. MacDonald. 2021. A snapshot of the distribution and demographics of freshwater turtles along Toronto's Lake Ontario coastal wetlands. Journal of Great Lakes Research 47(2):283-294.
36343 Journal Article Gong, S.P., A.T. Chow, J.J. Fong, and H.T. Shi. 2009. The chelonian trade in the largest pet market in China: scale, scope and impact on turtle conservation. Oryx 43(2):213-216.
25773 Journal Article Leberer, T. 2003. Records of freshwater turtles on Guam, Mariana Islands. Micronesica 35-36:649-652.
36342 Journal Article Lee, S.M.L., W.P. Wong, K.C. Hiong, A.M. Loong, S.F. Chew, and Y.K. Ip. 2006. Nitrogen metabolism and excretion in the aquatic chinese soft‐shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis, exposed to a progressive increase in ambient salinity. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Comparative Experimental Biology 305(12):995-1009.
36337 Journal Article Masin, S., A. Bonardi, E. Padoa-Schioppa, L. Bottoni, and G.F. Ficetola. 2014. Risk of invasion by frequently traded freshwater turtles. Biological Invasions 16(1):217-231.
12105 Book McKeown, S. 1996. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians in the Hawaiian Islands. Diamond Head Publishing, Inc, Los Osos, CA.
12094 Journal Article McKeown, S., and R.G. Webb. 1982. Softshell turtle in Hawaii. Journal of Herpetology 16(2):107-111.
21077 Journal Article Mitchell, J.C., B.W. Steury, K.A. Buhlmann, P.P. van Dijk. 2007. Chinese softshell turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) in the Potomac River and notes on Eastern spiny softshells (Apalone spinifera) in Northern Virginia. Banisteria 30:41-43.
12107 Journal Article Oliver, J.A., and C.E. Shaw. 1953. The amphibians and reptiles of the Hawaiian Islands. Zoologica 38(5):65-95.
29385 Journal Article Pupina, A., and M. Pupins. 2016. First records of new aquatic predator Pelodiscus sinensis (Wiegmann 1835) in Latvia and preliminary ecological risk assessment of the invasion for autochthonic Emys orbicularis (Linnaeus 1758). Acta Biologica Universitatis Daugavpiliensis 16(1):61-76.
23922 Journal Article Rahman, S.C., and P.R. Warny. 2011. Pelodiscus sinensis (Chinese Softshell Turtle). Extra-limital winter survival. Herpetological Review 42(2):267-268.
33673 Journal Article Stuckas, H. and U. Fritz. 2011. Identity of Pelodiscus sinensis revealed by DNA sequences of an approximately 180‐year‐old type specimen and a taxonomic reappraisal of Pelodiscus species (Testudines: Trionychidae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 49(4):335-339.
36340 Report U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2018. Chinese Softshell Turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) Ecological Risk Screening Summary. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
19675 Database Walsh, S. 2010. Aquatic invasive species of Guam. USGS Southwest Biological Sciences Center, Gainesville, FL.
28011 News Wingfield, S.L. 2015. New England experts concerned by sighting of invasive Chinese soft-shelled turtle on beach. Created on 09/13/2015. Accessed on 09/18/2015.
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.
18747 Book Zhao, E.-M., and K. Adler. 1993. Herpetology of China. Contributions to Herpetology. Volume 10. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.


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