For those of you western pond turtle aficionados, I hope by now you have stumbled across the western pond turtle literature page, where the bulk of the western pond turtle literature published between 1852 and the present has been meticulously indexed and posted for public consumption. I say ‘bulk’ because even I overlook a paper now and then, or fall behind in my indexing. But thanks to the gentle prodding of GL and LP – two fellow western pond turtle wonks – I’ve picked up where I last left off and offer the following new (and old) publications in case you too have overlooked them.
Abel, Jae. 2010. Western Pond Turtle Summer Habitat Use in a Coastal Watershed. Unpublished M.S. Thesis: San Jose State University. 111 pp.
Angielczyk, Kenneth D., Chris D Feldman, and Gretchen R. Miller. 2010. Adaptive Evolution of Plastron Shape in Emydine Turtles. Evolution. 65(2): pp 377-394.
Ashton, Don T., Jamie B. Bettaso, and Hartwell H. Welsh Jr. 2011. Comparative Ecology of Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata) Populations on the Free-Flowing South Fork and Regulated Main Fork Trinity River: Demography, Size and Body Condition Comparisons, Thermal Ecology, and Spatial Dynamics. Final Report to the Trinity River Restoration Program. June 10. 55 pp.
Bettelheim, Matthew P., R. Bruce Bury, Laura C. Patterson, and Glen M. Lubcke. 2006. Trachemys scripta elegans (Red-eared Slider). Reproduction. Herpetological Review 37(4): pp 459-460.
Bettelheim, Matthew P. 2009. Actinemys (=Clemmys) marmorata (Western Pond Turtle). Courtship Behavior. Herpetological Review 40(2): pp 212-213.
Bettelheim, Matthew. 2010. Native Son: Making Room for the Western Pond Turtle. Bay Nature. 10(2): April-June pp 40-44.
Bettelheim, Matthew P. 2011. Art in Herpetology. Herpetological Review 42(3): p 382.
Bettelheim, Matthew. 2011. Western Pond Turtles: Basking in Their Own Resiliency. Outdoor California. 72(2): March-April pp 22-31.
Bury, R. Bruce, David J. Germano, and Gwendolynn W. Bury. 2010. Population Structure and Growth of the Turtle Actinemys marmorata from the Klamath-Siskiyou Ecoregion: Age, Not Size, Matters. Copeia. 3: pp 443-451.
Bury, R. Bruce, Hartwell H. Welsh, David J. Germano, and Donald T. Ashton. 2012. Western Pond Turtle: Biology, Sampling Techniques, Inventory and Monitoring, Conservation and Management. Northwest Fauna 7: 128 pp.
Fritz, Uwe and Peter Havas. 2007. Checklist of Chelonians of the World. Vertebrate Zoology. 57(2): pp 149-368.
Fritz, Uwe, Christian Schmidt, and Carl H. Ernst. 2011. Competing Generic Concepts for Blanding’s, Pacific and European Pond Turtles (Emydoidea, Actinemys and Emys)–Which is Best? Zootaxa. 2791: pp 41-53.
Germano, David J. and R. Bruce Bury. 2009. Variation in Body Size, Growth, and Population Structure of Actinemys marmorata from Lentic and Lotic Habitats in Southern Oregon. Journal of Herpetology. 43(3): pp 510-520.
Germano, David J. 2010. Ecology of Western Pond Turtles (Actinemys marmorata) at Sewage-Treatment Facilities in the San Joaquin Valley, California. The Southwestern Naturalist. 55(1): pp 89-97.
Gordon, Rebecca A. 2009. Effects of Incubation Temperature on the Embryonic Development and Hatching Success of the Western Pond Turtle (Emys marmorata). Unpublished M.S. Thesis: Sonoma State University. 38 pp.
Lambert, M.R., S.N. Nielsen, A.N. Wright, R.C. Thomson, and H.B. Shaffer. In press. Microhabitat Characteristics Favor Introduced Red-Eared Sliders Over Threatened Western Pond Turtles in a Human-Dominated Landscape. Chelonian Conservation and Biology.
Lightfoot, Kent G. and Otis Parrish. 2009. California Indians and their Environment, An Introduction. California Natural History Guide Series No. 96. University of California Press: Berkeley, California. 512 pp.
Polo-Cavia, N., T. Engstrom, P. Lopez, and J. Martin. 2010. Body Condition Does Not Predict Immunocompetence of Western Pond Turtles in Altered Versus Natural Habitats. Animal Conservation. 13(3): pp 256-264.
Reynolds, Robert P., Steve W. Gotte, and Carl H. Ernst. 2007. Catalog of Type Specimens of Recent Crocodilia and Testudines in the National Mueum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology Number 626. 49 pp.
Rosenberg, Daniel K. and Roberta Swift. 2010. Post-Emergence Behavior of Hatchling Western Pond Turtles. Final Report. Oregon Wildlife Institute, Corvallis, Oregon. 33 pp.
Shufeldt, R.W. 1919. Observations on the Chelonians of North America (Part IV). Aquatic Life. 4(12): pp 155-157.
Spinks, P. Q., R. C. Thomson, and H. B. Shaffer. 2010. Nuclear Gene Phylogeography Reveals the Historical Legacy of an Ancient Inland Sea on Lineages of the Western Pond Turtle, Emys marmorata in California. Molecular Ecology 19: pp 542-556.
Sproat, Gilbert Malcolm. 1868. Scenes and Studies of Savage Life. Smith, Elder and Co.: London. 317 pp.
Stebbins, Robert C. and Samuel M. McGinnis. 2012. Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California (Revised Edition). University of California Press: Berkeley, California. 552 pp.
Studebaker, Rebecca S. 2008. Actinemys marmorata (Western Pond Turtle). Predation Attempt. Herpetological Review. 39(4): pp 463-464.
Thompson, Robert C., Phillip Q. Spinks, and H. Bradley Shaffer. 2010. Distribution and Abundance of Invasive Red-Eared Sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans) in California’s Sacramento River Basin and Possible Impacts on Native Western Pond Turtles (Emys marmorata). Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 9(2): 297-302.
White, W.L. 1910. Turtles and Turtling in Many Waters. Hunter Trader Trapper. 20(2): pp 17-20.
Wilcox, Jeffery T. 2010. Actinemys (=Emys) marmorata (Western Pond Turtle). Predation. Herpetological Review. 41(2): pp 212.