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Volume 2, Number 3- April 1997



JAMES F. BERRY, MICHAEL E. SEIDEL, AND JOHN B. IVERSON. A new species of mud turtle (genus Kinosternon) from Jalisco and Colima, Mexico, with notes on its natural history. P. 329-332.

RICHARD C. VAN LOBEN SELS, JUSTIN D. CONGDON, AND JOSIAH T. AUSTIN. Life history and ecology of the Sonoran mud turtle (Kinosternon sonoriense) in southeastern Arizona: a preliminary report. P. 338-344.

JOHN K. TUCKER, FREDRIC J. JANZEN, AND GARY L. PAUKSTIS. Response of embryos of the red-eared turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans) to experimental exposure to water-saturated substrates. P. 345-351.

JOHN K. TUCKER AND DON MOLL. Growth, reproduction, and survivorship in the red eared turtle, (Trachemys scripta elegans), in Illinois, with conservation implications. P. 352-357.

REBECCA B. SMITH, DAVID R. BREININGER, AND VICKIE L. LARSON. Home range characteristics of radiotagged gopher tortoises on Kennedy Space Center, Florida. P. 358-362.

TERRY E. GRAHAM AND ANDREW A. GRAHAM. Ecology of the eastern spiny softshell, Apalone spinifera spinifera, in the Lamoille River, Vermont. P. 363-369.

C.KENNETH DODD, JR. Clutch size and frequency in Florida box turtles (Terrapene carolona bauri): implications for conservation. P. 370-377.

PETER V. LINDEMAN. A comparative spotting-scope study of the distribution and relative abundance of river cooters (Pseudemys concinna) in western Kentucky and southern Mississippi. P. 378-383.

JOHN B. IVERSON AND WILLIAM P. McCORD. Redescription of the Arakan forest turtle Geomyda depressa Anderson 1875 (Testudines: Bataguridae). P. 384-389.

GHISLAINE GUYOT AND BERNARD DEVAUX. Variation in shell morphology and color of Hermann’s tortoise, Testudo hermanni, in southern Europe. P. 390-395.

KENNETH A. NAGY, DAVID J. MORAFKA, AND REBECCA A. YATES. Young desert tortoise survival: energy, water, and food requirements in the field. P. 396-404.

Notes and Field Reports

The spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) in central Florida. MARY E. BARNWELL, PETER A. MEYLAN, AND TIMOTHY WALSH. P. 405-408.

Radiographic determination of fecundity: is the technique safe for developing turtle embryos? THOMAS G. HINTON, PETER D. FLEDDERMAN, JEFFREY E. LOVICH, JUSTIN D. CONGDON, AND J. WHITFIELD GIBBONS. P. 409-414.

Maximum size of the Egyptian tortoise, Testudo kleinmanni. BALÁZS L. FARKAS, LÁSZLÓ SASVÁRI, AND JAMES R. BUSKIRK. P. 415.

New locality records for freshwater turtles from the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. JAMES R. BUSKIRK. P. 415-416.

Problems for conservation of pond turtles (Emys orbicularis) in central Italy: iS the introduced red-eared turtle (Trachemys scripta) a serious threat? LUCA LUISELLI, MASSIMO CAPULA, DARIO CAPIZZI, ERNESTO FILIPPI, VERONICA TRUJILLO JESUS, AND CLAUDIO ANIBALDI. P. 417-419.

Occurrence of double clutching in the southwestern pond turtle, Clemmys marmorata pallida, in the Los Angeles Basin. ROBERT H. GOODMAN, JR. P. 419-420.

Allometry in the loggerhead turtle, Caretta caretta. NAOKI KAMEZAKI AND MASAFUMI MATSUI. P. 421-425.

Incremental capture of sea turtles in shrimp trawls with and without TEDs in U.S. Atlantic and Gulf waters. MAURICE L RENAUD, JAMES M. NANCE, ELIZABETH SCOTT-DENTON, AND GREGG R. GITSCHLAG. P. 425-427.

Thermoregulation of the European pond turtle, Emys orbicularis, in central Italy. CORINNE DI TRANI AND MARCO A.L. ZUFFI. P 428-430.

Dietary overlap in three sympatric congeneric freshwater turtles (Pseudemys) in Florida. KAREN A. BJORNDAL, ALAN B. BOLTEN, CYNTHIA J LAGUEUX, AND DALE R. JACKSON. P. 430-433.

Predation by the imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) on loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) nests on Wassaw National Willdlife Refuge, Georgia. ROBERT A. MOULIS. P. 433-436.

Green turtle, Chelonia mydas, with fused carapacial scutes nesting at Atol das Rocas, Brazil. CLAUDIO BELLINI AND TAISI MARIA SANCHES. P. 437.


Commentaries and Reviews

Movement of hawksbill turtles — a different perspective on the DNA data. N. MROSOVSKY. P. 438-439.

Movement of hawksbill turtles: what scale is relevant to conservation, and what scale is resolvable with mtDNA data? BRIAN W. BOWEN AND ANNA L. BASS. P. 440-441.

Resolotions of the participaants at the 17th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. Compiled by JEANETTE WYNEKEN AND DEBORAH T. CROUSE. P. 442-444.


Linneaus Fund Research Reports

Seasonal movements and habitat preferences of spotted turtles (Clemmys guttata) in north central Connecticut. KATHLEEN M. PERILLO. P. 445-447.

Ecology and natural histroy of the wood turtle (Clemmys insculpta) in southern Hampshire. SHEILA E. TUTTLE AND DAVID M. CARROLL. P. 447-449.

Geographic variation in the giant softshell turtle, Pelochelys bibroni. ROBERT G. WEBB. p 450.

Orientation by the Australian eastern long-necked turtle, Chelodina longicollis. TERRY E. GRAHAM. P. 450-451.

Impact of egg content on post-hatching size, body composition, and performance in the common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina). MICHAEL S. FINKLER. P. 452-455.