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Freshwater turtles of Australia / John Cann, Ross Sadlier
Bib ID 7428278
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Cann, John, 1938- author
 
Description Rodeo, NM ; Clayton South, VIC : ECO Wear & Publishing ; CSIRO Publishing, [2017] 
©2017 
xi, 448 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 33 cm 
ISBN 9781486308248
9781938850196
9781938850240
Summary

Freshwater Turtles of Australia is a comprehensive monograph based on John Cann's highly respected Australian Freshwater Turtles (1998). It reviews new information on the biology of Australian chelid turtles, presents recent perspectives and insights into their history and taxonomy, and provides an introduction to the freshwater turtles of New Guinea and Irian Jaya to Australia's north.

Full contents
  • Chapter 1: Australian freshwater turtles and Aboriginal culture
  • Chapter 2: Long-neck turtles
  • Chapter 3: Snapping turtles
  • Chapter 4: Saw-shell turtles
  • Chapter 5: Fitzroy River turtle
  • Chapter 6: Mary River turtle
  • Chapter 7: Short-neck turtles
  • Chapter 8: Western Swamp turtle
  • Chapter 9: Pig-nose turtle
  • Chapter 10: New Guinea Freshwater turtles.
 
Notes

Illustrations on endpapers.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-446)

Subjects Turtles -- Australia.  |  Chelidae.  |  Turtles -- New Guinea.  |  Turtles -- Papua (Indonesia).  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Sadlier, R.A., author  |  Based on Cann, John, 1938- Australian freshwater turtles
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Australian freshwater turtles.

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