Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter, 2000, 2:25
© 2000 by Chelonian Research Foundation

Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter

Internet Sites of Interest

A Chelonian Calendar of Events can now be found at the Turtle and Tortoise Website ( This sight is maintained by Tess Cook. In order to make it as inclusive as possible, we ask that you add Tess to you newsletter mailing lists and E-mail her any special event announcements. She can be contacted at 3605 E. Robin Rd., Bloomington, IN 47401, USA; E-mail:

The Conference Calendar for Zoology( is maintained by the compilers of Zoological Record, the index to world zoological literature published by BIOSIS and the Zoological Society of London. Conference organizers who would like links to their web sites, or information on their conferences, posted on this site, should contact

A Working Guide to the Literature on Box Turtles (Terrapene): Life History, Evolution, Fossil Record, External Morphology, and Conservation. Compiled by: C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr., Florida Caribbean Science Center, U.S.G.S., 7920 N.W. 71st St., Gainesville, FL 32653. Now available at

The Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) sight lists announcements for veterinarian conferences, related job and grant opportunities, and veterinarian articles. Visit

Website for the Studbook Breeding Program Homopus ( This site presents information on species of the genus Homopus. Much of this has been gathered within the studbook. The site also offers a listing of all references on Homopus, tables on the composition of, and breeding within the studbook population. Furthermore brief descriptions of research projects in which the Studbook Breeding Program Homopus is involved, general (organizational) information on European private studbooks and downloadable annual studbook reports. Victor Loehr, Nipkowplein 24, 3402 EC IJsselstein, Netherlands; E-mail:

Herp. database available on-line at This summer we will be posting to our web site information on taxonomy, nomenclature, ecology, status, distribution, habitat, reproduction, phenology, food habits, etc. (e.g., detailed management information on selected species) for ALL North American reptiles and amphibian species. These databases have been 15 years in the making and are finally being made public. Over time we will be adding pictures, Latin American and Caribbean data, etc. Currently, the site (under Information Resources) only has a listing of U.S. and Canadian species of amphibian and reptiles. Larry Master, The Association for Biodiversity Information and The Nature Conservancy, 201 Devonshire St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, ph: 617-542-1908,x230; E-mail:

Field guide database at This new nature portal offers on-line searchable field guides to over 4,800 plant and animal species. Derived from 35 different Audubon Society Field Guides, Regional Guides, and Nature Guides, the database is keyword-searchable by group (mammals, amphibians, fishes, trees, etc.) or browseable within subheadings for each group. Users can also conduct an advanced search by size, color, habitat, region, and other options within each group. Registered members (its free) can add selected plants or animals to their “Life List,” which is saved at the site, along with notes or comments. While the field guides alone make the site worth a visit, there is more, including an Ask an Expert message board, Habitat Guides, news features, tips for teachers, and in the future, a comprehensive Outdoor Planner. Editors’ note: Only 26 species of turtles are shown.

Website of the Alliance for the Conservation of Reptiles and Amphibians at We’d like to invite all of you who are involved in reptile or amphibian conservation efforts to submit the URLs of your web pages for inclusion on our “links” page. Please also send us a graphic to include with your link, such as a jpeg photo of the species with which you work, if this is available.

Visit Terrapin Station at

Turtle Homes is a rescue and adoption operation bringing together turtle and tortoise organizations worldwide. We are not an individual club or society, but rather a cooperative effort between many clubs, societies, organizations and wildlife rehabilitation centers with similar rescue and care goals. Our primary focus is welfare and conservation. Turtle Homes helps place animals that cannot be returned to the wild with individuals and institutions willing to provide species-specific care. Visit the site at