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looking for a Tortoise identification guide

Discussion in 'Tortoise Product Reviews' started by kevantheman35, Dec 10, 2008.

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  1. kevantheman35

    kevantheman35 New Member

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    I am looking for a good tortoise identification guide. Does anyone have a recomendation? I cant seem to find much of anything. Thanks
     
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    I use The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians
     
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    There are some pretty good pictures of tortoises and turtles on the WCT site.

    http://www.chelonia.org/species.htm

    Also, if you know what you are looking for, you can click on "images" at the top of the page on the GOOGLE home page and type in the tortoise type, hit send, and lots of pictures of that type of animal come up.

    Yvonne
     
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    Thats because there isn't anything out there :p I can't think of a single book or website that marries pictures with a description of all tortoises.
    Encyclopedia of Turtles by Peter Pritchard is great for description, but is dated. Turtles of the World by Bonin, Devaux and Dupre is okay for descriptions, but doesn't have every species pictured.
    Turtles of the World Vol. 1-4 by Vetter has great pictures, but no descriptions.
    So it's lots of books and lots of internet searching to find everything, until someone does a book.

    Danny
     
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    Well, there you go, Danny! Maybe you should write the book :D


    Donna
     
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    haha thanks guys. I think we need to put together an audubon type guide stricktly for turtles and torts. I would pay dearly lol
     
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    I know the books mentioned and have two of them, and I think exactly as you! ;)

    Well, that´s not want you want to "hear" but there's always: http://www.cws-scf.ec.gc.ca/enforce/pdf/Turtle/CITES_Turtle_Guide.pdf ;)
     
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