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Chitra vandijkii
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Cuora amboinensis couro
Rafetus swinhoei

Indotestudo travancorica

Eretmochelys imbricata bissa

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Newest  Web Articles:

11-07-2006 Treating extreme shell rot in Chelodina   

08-06-2006 Biography Sal Santelli

04-10-2006 Differentiating Cuora picturata from Cuora bourretii - Chris Tabaka DVM

04-03-2006 Declared Turtle Trade From the United States (56 pages)

03-13-2006 Two Turtles from Western Democratic Republic of the Congo:  Pelusios chapini and Kinixys erosa

12-13-2005 Differentiating Male and Female Chersina angulata (Bowsprit Tortoise)

03-04-2005 Register for the TSA 2005 Symposium and General Meeting

01-28-2005 Spanish, English and Taxonomic Designation Reference Table

01-28-2005 Testudo marginata (Schoepff, 1792)  The Marginated Tortoise

01-25-2005 Circannual Rhythms, Seasonal Change, Climate and Stress

12-07-2004 Examples of Severe Pyramiding in Geochelone sulcata

01-02-2004 WCT- Frequently Asked Questions

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06-29-2006 Testudo marginata (Schoepff, 1792)  翘缘陆龟 (GB) - Lisa Weiss

06-29-2006 Testudo marginata (Schoepff, 1792)  翹緣陸龜 (Big 5)- Lisa Weiss

06-29-2006  红耳龟 的饲养指南 (GB)   Darrell Senneke

06-29-2006  紅耳龜 的飼養指南 (Big 5) – Darrell Senneke

06-29-2006 豹龜的飼養指南 Geochelone pardalis (BIG 5) – Darrell Senneke

06-29-2006 豹龟的饲养指南    Geochelone pardalis  (GB)  Darrell Senneke

06-29-2006 印度星龟 - Geochelone elegans (GB) - Chris Tabaka DVM and Darrell Senneke

06-29-2006 印度星龜 - Geochelone elegans  (Big 5)- Chris Tabaka DVM and Darrell Senneke

06-29-2006 菱斑龟/钻纹龟(Malaclemys terrapin) 的饲养指南    作者 (GB):  Jonathan Helms

06-29-2006 菱斑龜/鑽紋龜(Malaclemys terrapin) 的飼養指南 作者 (Big 5) Jonathan Helms

06-29-2006 乌龟 (Reeves Turtle) 的饲养指南    (GB) Darrell Senneke

06-29-2006  烏龜 (Reeve’s Turtle) 的飼養指南 (Big 5) – Darrell Senneke

04-30-2006 La famille des Trionichidés - Par Darrell Senneke

04-30-2006 Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima (GRAY, 1855) – Tortue forestičre ornée. Par Lisa Weiss

04-30-2006 Apalone ferox La tortue molle de Floride. Par Vincent NOËL

03-01-2006 Żółw gwiaździsty (Geochelone elegans) – Darrell Senneke and Chris Tabaka DVM

03-01-2006 Clemmys guttata (Druppelschildpad) - Darrell Senneke and Andy Snider

03-01-2006 Sierdoosschildpad (Terrapene)

03-01-2006 Tracaja (Podocnemis unifilis) - Darrell Senneke and Chris Tabaka DVM

03-01-2006 Kwantung moerasschildpad (Chinemys nigricans) Darrell Senneke

03-01-2006 Weekschildpadden (Trionychidae)  - Darrell Senneke

03-01-2006 Chinese streepnekschildpad (Ocadia sinensis) - Darrell Senneke

03-01-2006 Genus: Bijtschildpad (Chelydra) - Darrell Senneke

03-01-2006 Geslacht : Sternotherus (Muskusschildpad) - Darrell Senneke

03-01-2006 Geslacht: Modderschildpad (Kinosternon) - Darrell Senneke

03-01-2006 Chelus fimbriatus – Mata mata, Franjeschildpad   - Ben Forrest

03-01-2006 Diamantrug schildpadden (Malaclemys terrapin)

03-01-2006 Bosbeekschildpad (Glyptemys insculpta) Darrell Senneke

03-01-2006Bladschildpad (Cyclemys) - Chris Tabaka DVM and Darrell Senneke

03-01-2006 Gestekelde aardschildpad (Heosemys spinosa) - Dennis W. Herman

12-14-2005 Pseudemys -  (Cooter and Redbelly Turtles) - Darrell Senneke

12-14-2005 Malayan box turtle (Cuora amboinensis) – Darrell Senneke and Chris Tabaka DVM

12-14-2005  Genus: Graptemys  (Map Turtle) Care

12-13-2005 Testudo marginata (Schoepff, 1792) フチゾリリクガメ リサ ワイス

12-13-2005 屋内飼育でのリクガメの「タートルテーブル」の作り方

12-13-2005  リクガメ類の子ガメの基本的な飼い方と、日常的なケア ダレル セネーク

12-13-2005 パンケーキリクガメ Malacochersus tornieri ポーラ モーリス

01-29-2005 Género: Graptemys  (Tortugas Mapa)

01-28-2005 Spanish, English and Taxonomic Designation Reference Table

01-28-2005Zelva ctyrprsta, Testudo (Agrionemys) horsfieldii

01-28-2005 Zelva nadherna Trachemys scripta (dale TS)

01-28-2005 Recka zelva zlata – Testudo graeca terrestris

01-19-2005 Chelus fimbriatus マタマタ ベン フォレスト

01-19-2005 水棲ガメの基本的な飼い方 ポーラ  モーリス

01-19-2005 ホウシャガメ Geochelone (Astrochelys) radiata クリス タバ

Updated Web Pages

03-13-2006 The Complete Chelonian Taxonomy List 

12-13-2005 カミツキガメ属 Chelydra   ダレル セネーク

01-28-2005 World Chelonian Trust - Newsletter

01-25-2005 World Chelonian Trust - Alternate Language Pages

06-19-2004 Friends of the Trust

06-19-2004 Mediterranean Spur Thigh "Greek Tortoise" - Testudo graeca ibera*

06-18-2004 Contacts Page

06-16-2004 ヒラオリクガメ Pyxis planicauda

06-02-2004 Nutrient Analysis of Replacement Turtle and Tortoise Foods

05-05-2004 WCT Turtle and Tortoise- FAQ - Frequently  Questions

04-01-2004 World Chelonian Trust - Calendar of Events

03-23-2004 Black-breasted Leaf Turtle Geoemyda spenglerii

03-16-2004 Basic Care - Tortoise Hatchling Daily Care

03-14-2004 Burmese Mountain Tortoises

02-25-2004 World Chelonian Trust - Alternate Language Pages



Top 20 Articles in June

1. Star Tortoise Care

2. Golden Greek Care

3.  Emergency Incubation Technique

4. Red-ear Slider Care

5. Geochelone sulcata Care

6. Basic Care - Water Turtles

7. Differentiating Painted Turtles

8. Box Turtle Care 

9. Turtle Taxonomy List

10. Russian Tortoise Care

11. Sex Determination Pages

12. Redfoot Tortoise Care

13. Painted Turtle Care

14. Plants that Poison

15. Snapping Turtle Care

16. Map Turtle Care

17. What's New on the WCT

18. Animal Markets of China

19. Sexing Painted Turtles

20. Cuidados Basicos – Tortugas Acuaticas


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2. Trachemys

3. Graptemys

4. Testudo

5. Chrysemys

6. Cuora

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8. Terrapene

9. Pseudemys

10. Kinosternon 

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