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  • Collins, J. T. 1990. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians and Reptiles, Third Edition. ii + 41
  • Conant,R. & Collins,J.T. 1991. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern/Central North America, 3rd ed. Houghton Mifflin (Boston/New York), xx + 450 p.
  • Crother, Brian I., Jeff Boundy, Frank T. Burbrink, Jonathan A. Campbell, Kevin de Queiroz, et al. 2012. Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding, Seventh Ed. Herpetological Circular, no. 39. 1-92
  • Ernst, C H. 1992. Trachemys gaigae. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 538 : 1-4.
  • Ernst, Carl H.; Lovich, Jeffrey E. 2009. Turtles of the United States and Canada, 2nd edition. Johns Hopkins University Press, 827 pp.
  • Fritz U. 1990. Haltung und Nachzucht der Jamaika-Schmuckschildkröte Trachemys terrapen (LACÉPÈDE, 1788) und Bemerkungen zur Fortpflanzungsstrategie von neotropischen Schmuckschildkröten der Gattung Trachemys. Salamandra 26 (1): 1-18.
  • Fritz, U. 1981. Zwei interessante mexikanische Schmuckschildkröten der Gattung Chrysemys GRAY 1844. Herpetofauna 3 (14): 25-32.
  • Hamilton, Rodgers D. 1947. The range of Pseudemys scripta gaigeae. Copeia 1947 (1): 65-66.
  • Hartweg,N. 1939. A new American Pseudemys. Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, (No.397), Jan. 12: 1-4
  • Hartweg,N. 1939. A new American Pseudemys. Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, (No.397), Jan. 12: 1-4.
  • Legler, John M. 1960. Remarks on the natural history of the big bend slider, Pseudemys scripta gaigeae Hartweg. Herpetologica 16: 139-140.
  • McCord, W.P. & Joseph-Ouni, M. 2005. Chelonian Illustrations #20: Sliders of the United States and Northern Mexico. Reptilia (GB) (40): 80-83.
  • Reynolds, Robert P.; Steve W. Gotte,  and Carl H. Ernst. 2007. Catalog of Type Specimens of Recent Crocodilia and Testudines in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 626: 1-49.
  • Seidel, M. E., J. N. STUART & W. G. DEGENHARDT. 1999. Variation and species status of slider turtles (Emydidae: Trachemys) in the southwestern United States and adjacent Mexico. Herpetologica 55 (4): 470-487.
  • Seidel, Michael E. 2002. Taxonomic observations on extant species and subspecies of slider turtles, genus Trachemys. Journal of Herpetology 36 (2): 285-292.
  • Siedel, Michael E.;Degenhardt, William G.;Dixon, James R. 1997. Geographic Distribution. Trachemys gaigeae. Herpetological Review 28 (3): 157.
  • Stebbins,R.C. 1985. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, 2nd ed. Houghton Mifflin, Boston.
  • Stuart, J.N. and Ward, J.P. 2009. Trachemys gaigeae (Hartweg 1939) – Big Bend slider, Mexican Plateau slider, jicotea de la Meseta Mexicana. In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Pritchard, P.C.H., van Dijk, P.P., Saumure, R.A., Buhlmann, K.A., Iverson, J.B., and Mittermeier, R.A. (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. 032.1-032.12, doi:10.3854/crm.5.032.gaigeae.v1.2009,
  • Stuart, James N. & Joseph p. Ward. 2009. Trachemys gaigeae (Hartweg 1939) – Big Bend Slider, Mexican Plateau Slider, Jicotea de la Meseta Mexicana. Chelonian Research Monographs (5): 032.1-12.
  • Stuart, James N.;Painter, Charles W.;Stearns, Brett C. 1993. Trachemys gaigeae (Big Bend slider). Maximum size. Herpetological Review 24 (1): 32-33.
  • Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [van Dijk, P. P., J. Iverson, A. Rhodin, H. Shaffer, and R. Bour]. 2014. Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution with maps, and Conservation Status. Chelonian Research Monographs, no. 5, v. 7. 329-479


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