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  • Bartlett, P., M. Earle-Bridges. 1996. Turtles and Tortoises: Everything about Selection, Care, Nutrition, Breeding, and Behavior. Hong Kong: Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
  • Bartlett, R., P. Bartlett. 2006. Guide and Reference to the Crocodilians, Turtles, and Lizards of Eastern and Central North America. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
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  • Bonin, F., Devaux, B. & Dupré, A. 2006. Turtles of the World. English translation by P.C.H. Pritchard. Johns Hopkins University Press, 416 pp.
  • Böhme, W. 2005. Der “Savannah River Ecology Site” und seine herpetologischen Highlights. Herpetofauna 25 (142): 13-21.
  • Conant, R., J. Collins. 1998. Reptiles and Amphibians Eastern/Central North America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
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  • Ernst, C., J. Lovich, R. Barbour. 1994. Turtles of the United States and Canada. Washington: Smithsonsian Institution Press.
  • Ernst, Carl H.; Lovich, Jeffrey E. 2009. Turtles of the United States and Canada, 2nd edition. Johns Hopkins University Press, 827 pp.
  • Ernst,C.H. and Barbour,R.W. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London.
  • Foster, G., J. Kinsella, P. Moler, L. Johnson, D. Forrester. 1998. Parasites of Florida Softshell Turtles (Apalone ferox) from Southeastern Florida. Journal of the Helminthological Society of Washington, 65 (1): 62-64.
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  • Hallmen, M. 2006. Selective Breeding for color and pattern. Reptilia (GB) (44): 12-18.
  • Iverson, J., P. Moler. 1997. The female reproductive cycle of the Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox). Journal of Herpetology, Vol. 31: 399-409.
  • Krysko, K.K.; Enge, K.M.; Donlan, E.M.; Golden, E.Z.; Burgess, J.P. & Larson, K.W. 2009. THE NON-MARINE HERPETOFAUNA OF KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 5(1):132-142.
  • Love, B. 2009. Die „Krise“ der Florida-Weichschildkröte. Reptilia (Münster) 14 (1): 14-15.
  • Lönnberg, Einar. 1894. Notes on reptiles and batrachians collected in Florida in 1892 and 1893. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 17 (1003): 317-339.
  • McCord, W.P. & Joseph-Ouni, M. 2005. Chelonian Illustrations #19: American softshell turtles. Reptilia (GB) (38): 78-81.
  • Meylan, P. 2006. Biology and Conservation of Florida Turtles. St. Petersburg, Florida: Chelonian Research Foundation.
  • Meylan, P.A. 1987. The phylogenetic relationships of soft-shelled turtles (Family Trionychidae). Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 186 (1):1-101.
  • Moll, D., E. Moll. 2004. The Ecology, Exploitation, and Conservation of River Turtles. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Pritchard, P. 1979. Encyclopedia of Turtles. New Jersey: T. F. H. Publications, Inc.
  • Schneider, J.G. 1783. Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Schildkröten, nebst einem Systematischen Verseichnisse der einzelnen Arten. Müller, Leipzig. xlviii + 364 p.
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  • Slavens, F. 1999. Reptiles and Amphibians in Captivity-Breeding-Longevity and Inventory. Seattle, WA: Slavewear.
  • Stevenson, Dirk J.;Platt, Brian J. 1999. Geographic distribution. Apalone ferox. Herpetological Review 30 (1): 51.
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  • Valverde, J. 2007. Apalone ferox, die Florida-Weichschildkröte. Reptilia (Münster) 12 (6): 24-28.
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  • Wagler, Jean G. 1830. Natürliches System der Amphibien, mit vorangehender Classification der Säugetiere und Vögel. Ein Beitrag zur vergleichenden Zoologie. 1.0. Cotta, München, Stuttgart, and Tübingen, 354 pp.
  • Webb R G. 1990. Trionyx Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. Softshell turtles. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 487: 1-7.
  • Webb, R.G. 1962. North American Recent soft-shelled turtles (Family Trionychidae). University of Kansas Publications. Museum of Natural History. Lawrence. 13 (10): 429-611.
  • Webb, Robert G. 1973. Trionyx ferox. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (138): 1-3.
  • Weisrock,D.W. & Janzen,F.J. 2000. Comparative molecular phylogeography of North American Softshell Turtles (Apalone): implication for regional and wide-scale historical evolutionary forces. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 14 (1): 152-164.


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