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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1889. Catalogue of the Chelonians, Rhynchocephalians, and Crocodiles in the British Museum (Natural History). British Museum, London, 311 pp.
  • Cann, J. 1972. Notes on some tortoises collected in Northern Australia. Vict. Nat. 89: 165-168.
  • Cogger, H. 1975. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. NSW, Australia: Reed Books Pty Ltd.
  • Cogger, H. G. 1970. First record of the pitted-shelled turtle, Carettochelys insculpta, from Australia. Search 1: 41.
  • Cogger, H., R. Zweifel. 1998. Encyclopedia of Reptiles & Amphibians. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
  • Cogger,H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Delfino, Massimo; Uwe Fritz and Marcelo R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2010. Evolutionary and developmental aspects of phalangeal formula variation in pig-nose and soft-shelled turtles (Carettochelyidae and Trionychidae). Organisms Diversity & Evolution 10 (1): 69-79.
  • Doody, J.S., Young, J.E. and Georges, A. 2002. Sex differences in activity and movements in the Pig-Nosed turtle, Carettochelys insculpta, in the wet-dry tropics of Australia. Copeia 2002: 93-103.
  • Ernst, C., R. Barbour. 1989. Turtles of the World. Washington, D.C. , London: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Ernst,C.H. and Barbour,R.W. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London.
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  • Georges, .. 1992. Thermal Characteristics and Sex Determination in Feild Nests of the Pig-nosed Turtle, Carettochelys insculpta from Northern Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology, 40: 511-521.
  • Georges, A. & Thomson, S. 2010. Diversity of Australasian freshwater turtles, with an annotated synonymy and keys to species. Zootaxa 2496: 1–37.
  • Georges, A., Doody, J.S., Eisemberg, C., Alacs, E.A. and Rose, M. 2008. Carettochelys insculpta Ramsay 1886 -- Pig-nosed Turtle, Fly River Turtle. Chelonian Research Monographs 5:9.1-9.17.
  • Georges, A., Doody, J.S., Eisemberg, C., Alacs, E.A., and Rose, M. 2008. Carettochelys insculpta Ramsay 1886 – pig-nosed turtle, Fly River turtle. In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Pritchard, P.C.H., van Dijk, P.P., Saumure, R.A., Buhlmann, K.A., and Iverson, J.B. (Eds.). Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5, pp. 009.1-009.17, doi:10.3854/crm.5.009.insculpta.v1.2008,
  • Georges, A.; Alacs, E.; Pauza, M.; Kinginapi, F.; Ona, A. & Eisemberg, C. 2008. Freshwater turtles of the Kikori Drainage, Papua New Guinea, with special reference to the pig-nosed turtle, Carettochelys insculpta. Wildlife Research 35: 700–711.
  • Iverson, J. B. 1992. A Revised Checklist with Distribution Maps of the Turtles of the World
  • Li, Xiao-san; Nie, Liu-wang; Wang, Ling; Xiong, Lei; Zhou, Ke. 2010. The mitochondrial genome complete sequence and organization of the Pig-nosed Turtle Carettochelys insculpta (Testudines, Carettochelyidae) and its phylogeny position in Testudines . Amphibia-Reptilia 31 (4): 541-551.
  • Longman, H.A. 1913. Herpetological Notes. Part I. Systematic. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum Brisbane, 2: 39-45.
  • McCord, W.P.; Joseph-Ouni, M. & Cann, J. 2003. Chelonian Illustrations #7. Short-neck, Western Swamp, and Pig-Nose Turtles from Australia and New Guinea. Reptilia (GB) (27): 64-68.
  • Pritchard, P. 1979. Encyclopedia of Turtles. Neptune, N.J.: T.F.H. Publication, Inc. Ltd.
  • Ramsay, E. P. 1886. On a new genus and species of fresh water tortoise from the Fly River, New Guinea. Proc. Linn. Soc., New South Wales (2) 1 (Part 1): 158-162.
  • Sarre, S.D.; Georges, A. & Quinn, A. 2004. The ends of a continuum: genetic and temperature-dependent sex determination in reptiles. BioEssays 26: 639–645.
  • Schodde, R., Mason, I. & Wolfe, T. O. 1972. Further records of the pitted-shelled turtle (Carettochelys insculpta) from Australia. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 96: 115-117.
  • Schultze-Westrum, Thomas. 1995. The Papua turtle from New Guinea. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 30 (9): 189-192.
  • Siebenrock, F. 1913. Schildkröten aus Syrien und Mesopotamien. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 27: 171-225.
  • Uetz P. (2013). TIGR Reptile Database (version Oct 2007). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 11th March 2013 (Roskov Y., Kunze T., Paglinawan L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Culham A., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Hernandez F., De Wever A., eds). Digital resource at Species 2000: Reading, UK.
  • Waite, Edgar R. 1905. The osteology of the New Guinea turtle (Carettochelys insculpta, Ramsay). Records of the Australian Museum 6 (2): 110-118, 4 plates.
  • Webb GJW, Choquenot D, Whitehead P. 1986. Nests, eggs and embryonic development of Carettochelys insculpta (Chelonia: Carettochelidae) from northern Australia. J Zool 1B:521–550.
  • Wells, Richard W. 2002. A New Subspecies of Carettochelys (Reptilia: Carettochelydidae) from Northern Australia - Carettochelys insculpta canni ssp. nov. Australian Biodiversity Record (1):1-7.


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