Reading about the Bog Turtle



General Information about Bog Turtles


Arndt, R. G. 1977. Notes on the Natural History of the Bog Turtle, Clemmys mahlenbergi (Schoepff), in Delaware. Chesapeake Science 18: 67-76.

Barton, A.J. and John W. Price, Sr. 1955. Our Knowledge of the Bogturtle, Clemmys muhlenbergi, Surveyed and Augmented. Copeia 3: 159-165.

Dawson, Steven A. 1984. The Status of the Bog Turtle (Clemmys Muhlenbergii) in Maryland. Threatened and Endangered Plants and Animals of Maryland eds. Arnold W. Norden, D.C. Forester, and G.H. Fenwick. Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Program Special Publication 84-I. 360-362.

Lee, D. and Arnold Norden. 1996. The distribution, ecology and conservation needs of bog turtles, with special emphasis on Maryland. The Maryland Naturalist 40(1-4): 7-46.


Ecology


Bury, R. B. 1979. Review of the Ecology and Conservation of the Bog Turtle, Clemmys muhlenbergii. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Special Scientific Report - Wildlife No. 219.

Carter, Shawn L. 1997. Movements, home range, and habitat preference assessment of bog turtles (Clemmys muhlenbergii) in Southwestern Virginia. Master's Thesis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, Va. (http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-7597-194728/unrestricted/Full_Thesis_20-_20ETD.pdf).

Ernst, C.H., R.T. Zappalorti, and J.E. Lovich. 1989. Overwintering Sites and Thermal Relations of Hibernating Bog Turtles, Clemmys muhlenbergii. Copeia. 1989:761-764.

Herman, Dennis W. and Bern W. Tyron. 1997. Land Use, Development, and Natural Succession and Their Effects on Bog Turtle Habitat in the Southeastern United States. Proceedings: Conservation, Restoration, and Management of Tortoises and Turtles -- An International Conference. Ed. Jim Van Abbema. Purchase, New York: New York Turtle and Tortoise Society, 1997. 364-371.

Morrow, Jessica L., J.H. Howard, S.A.Smith, and D.K Poppel. 2001. Home Range and Movements of the Bog Turtle (Clemmys Muhlenbergii) in Maryland. Journal of Herpetology. 35(1):68-73.


All Turtles are (NOT) the Same


Lovich, J. E., C. H. Ernst, R. T. Zappalorti, and D. W. Herman. 1998. Geographic variation in growth and sexual size dimorphism of bog turtles (Clemmys muhlenbergii). American Midland Naturalist 139: 69-78

Lovich, Jeffrey E., Arndt F. Laemmerzahl, Carl H. Ernst, and John F. McBreen. 1991. Relationships among turtles of the Genus Clemmys (Retilia, Testudines, Emydidae) as suggested by plastron scute morphology. Zoologica Scripta 20(4): 425-429.


Conservation/Rarity of Bog Turtles


Buhlmann, Kurt A., Joseph C. Mitchell, and Megan G. Rollins. 1997. New Approaches for the Conservation of Bog Turtles, Clemmys muhlenbergii, in Virginia. Proceedings: Conservation, Restoration, and Management of Tortoises and Turtles -- An International Conference. Ed. Jim Van Abbema. Purchase, New York: New York Turtle and Tortoise Society, 1997. 359-363.

Eglis, Arsene. 1967. Rarest of North American Turtles. Animal Kingdom 70(2): 58-61.

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