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Legler, J. M., & Vogt, C. (2013). The turtles of mexico: Land and freshwater forms. Berkeley: University of California Press. 
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Resource type: Book
BibTeX citation key: Legler2013
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Keywords: Actinemys marmorata, Apalone spinifera, Chelydra serpentina, Chelydridae, Chrysemys picta, Claudius angustatus, Emydidae, Geoemydidae, Gopherus berlandieri, Gopherus flavomarginatus, Habitat - habitat, Kinosternidae, Kinosternon acutum, Kinosternon alamosae, Kinosternon arizonense, Kinosternon chimalhuaca, Kinosternon creaseri, Kinosternon durangoense, Kinosternon flavescens, Kinosternon herrerai, Kinosternon hirtipes, Kinosternon integrum, Kinosternon leucostomum, Kinosternon oaxacae, Kinosternon scorpioides, Kinosternon sonoriense, Nordamerika - North America, Pseudemys gorzugi, Pseudemys nelsoni, Rhinoclemmys areolata, Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima, Rhinoclemmys rubida, Schildkröten - turtles + tortoises, Staurotypus triporcatus, Sternotherus odoratus, Terrapene coahuila, Terrapene nelsoni, Terrapene ornata, Testudinidae, Trachemys ornata, Trachemys scripta, Trionychidae
Creators: Legler, Vogt
Publisher: University of California Press (Berkeley)
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Abstract     
The Turtles of Mexico is the first comprehensive guide to the biology, ecology, evolution, and distribution of more than fifty freshwater and terrestrial turtle taxa found in Mexico. Legler and Vogt draw on more than fifty years of fieldwork to elucidate the natural history of these species. The volume includes an extensive introduction to turtle anatomy, taxonomy, phylogeny, biogeography, and physiology. A key to the turtles of Mexico is included along with individual species accounts featuring geographic distribution maps and detailed color illustrations. Specific topics discussed for each species include habitat, diet, feeding behavior, reproduction, predators, parasites, growth and ontogeny, sexual dimorphism, growth rings, economic use, conservation, legal protection, and taxonomic studies. This book is a complete reference for scientists, conservationists, and professional and amateur enthusiasts who wish to study Mexican turtles. Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; TURTLES: A PARADIGM OF VARIABILITY, VENERABILITY, AND VULNERABILITY; Introduction; Objectives; The History of Turtle Biology in Mexico; Chelonian Studies by Mexican Biologists; Other Books on Turtles; The Definition of a Turtle; Origin and Phylogeny of Turtles; A Classification of Turtles with a List of the Species Occurring in Mexico; Geographic Distribution and Biogeography; Topography and Climate of Mexico; Cenozoic Paleogeography; Materials and Methods Used for This Book; How to Use This Book; Presentation; Terminology Abbreviations Used in This BookMuseum Acronyms; Turtle Measurements and Basic Shell Proportions; Geographic Range and Distribution Maps; Structure and Function; The Chelonian Shell; The Epidermal Elements; Shell Kinesis; Skull and Jaws; Other Skeletal Elements; Integument; The Gut Tube; Circulatory System; Respiration; Thermoregulation; Urinary System; Osmoregulation; Eye and Vision; The Chelonian Ear and Vocalization; Smell and Taste; Locomotion; Natural History; Autecological Studies; Habitat; Diet and Feeding Behavior; Reproduction; Natural Predators and Parasites; Ontogeny Turtles, Humans, and ResearchEconomic Use, Conservation, and the Law; Laws and Enforcement in Mexico; Field and Laboratory Techniques; Methods of Preparation; Dissections; Observation and Keeping Records; Modern Taxonomic Studies and Techniques; Morphological Studies; Molecular Studies; Analysis; ACCOUNTS OF TAXONOMIC GROUPS; A Key to the Families and Genera of Mexican Chelonians (Excluding the Sea Turtles); Superfamily Trionychoidea; Family Dermatemydidae; Genus Dermatemys; Dermatemys mawi; Family Kinosternidae; Subfamily Staurotypinae; Genus Claudius; Claudius angustatus; Genus Staurotypus Staurotypus triporcatusStaurotypus salvini; Subfamily Kinosterninae; Genus Kinosternon; Kinosternon herrerai; Kinosternon sonoriense; Kinosternon hirtipes; Kinosternon flavescens; Kinosternon arizonense; Kinosternon durangoense; Kinosternon scorpioides; Kinosternon integrum; Kinosternon alamosae; Kinosternon chimalhuaca; Kinosternon oaxacae; Kinosternon acutum; Kinosternon creaseri; Kinosternon leucostomum; Genus Sternotherus; Sternotherus odoratus; Family Trionychidae; Subfamily Trionychinae; Genus Apalone; Apalone atra; Apalone spinifera; Superfamily Testudinoidea; Family Testudinidae Genus GopherusGopherus agassizi; Gopherus berlandieri; Gopherus flavomarginatus; Family Emydidae; Genus Actinemys; Actinemys marmorata; Genus Chrysemys; Chrysemys picta belli; Genus Pseudemys; Pseudemys gorzugi; Genus Trachemys; Trachemys scripta; Genus Terrapene; Terrapene ornata; Terrapene nelsoni; Terrapene mexicana; Terrapene yucatana; Terrapene coahuila; Family Geoemydidae; Genus Rhinoclemmys; Rhinoclemmys areolata; Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima; Rhinoclemmys rubida; Superfamily Chelydroidea; Family Chelydridae; Genus Chelydra; Chelydra rossignoni; Chelydra serpentina; LITERATURE CITED; INDEX
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