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Ernst, C. H. (2008). Turtles of the world: annotated checklist of taxonomy and synonymy. In R. A. Saumure, K. A. Buhlmann & J. B. Iverson (Eds.), Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group 2nd ed. Vol. 5, (pp. 113–134). 
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Resource type: Book Article
BibTeX citation key: Ernst2008b
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Keywords: Geoemydidae, Rhinoclemmys, Rhinoclemmys annulata, Rhinoclemmys areolata, Rhinoclemmys diademata, Rhinoclemmys funerea, Rhinoclemmys nasuta, Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima, Rhinoclemmys punctularia, Rhinoclemmys rubida, Schildkröten = turtles + tortoises, Systematik = taxonomy
Creators: , , , Buhlmann, Ernst, Iverson, Saumure
Collection: Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group
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Abstract     
We compiled an annotated checklist of the named taxa of the world’s modern chelonian fauna, documenting recent changes in nomenclature and including all primary synonyms. This is an updating and major expansion of our previous checklist, published by Turtle Taxonomy Working Group in 2007. We strive to uncritically record the most recent justified assignment of terminal taxa in a hierarchical framework, and for some generic placements we show competing schemes. The list should provide an impetus for future work aimed at clarifying and resolving areas of taxonomic disagreement and/or uncertainty, and will be continuously updated on the web (www.iucn-tftsg.org) with new versions published periodically as necessary—this version is current as of December 2008. The diversity of turtles and tortoises in the world that have existed in modern times (since 1500 AD), and currently generally recognized as distinct, consists of approximately 324 species and 140 additional subspecies, or 464 total taxa—and of these, 10 taxa have gone extinct.
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