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Chelonian Research Foundation
is a nonprofit organization founded in 1992
for the production, publication, and support of
worldwide turtle and tortoise research,

with an emphasis on the scientific basis of
chelonian diversity and conservation biology

Radiated Tortoise, Astrochelys radiata, at Cap Ste. Marie Special Reserve, Madagascar.
Photo 2007 by Anders G.J. Rhodin

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Access the latest online open-access publication
by Chelonian Research Foundation

Chelonian Research Monographs No. 7
Published 3 August 2017
292 pages


Online open-access downloadable pdf
and printed hardcopy books both available

Turtles of the World:
Annotated Checklist and Atlas of Taxonomy, Synonymy,
Distribution, and Conservation Status (8th Ed.)

Access the webpage for the ICCTSC –
International Coalition of Concerned Turtle Scientists and Conservationists


Please help support Chelonian Research Foundation’s turtle conservation work
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or by buying Tortoise Creek Wines red Zinfandel
“The Chelonian”

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Access our online PDF library of Pre-Linnaean turtle literature
(published prior to 1758)

17 PDF’s (9.3%) available of 182 references listed
updated 12 November 2013

Banner photo: Roti Island Snakeneck Turtle, Chelodina mccordi, central Roti, Indonesia.
Photo 2006 by Anders G.J. Rhodin.


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