Maryland Turtles

Schwartz, Frank J. (1961) Maryland Turtles. Solomons, MD, Maryand Department of Research and Education, (Educational Series, 50)

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Since McCauley's 1945 publication, now out of print, on the "Turtles of Maryland," little has appeared on this interesting component of Maryland's vertebrate fauna. This work is thus an attempt to bring up to date the information that has accumulated during the interval. Each species has been treated in a similar vein regarding name, drawing, distribution, life history and biology. Additional information not usually found in texts or manuals has been added, especially that on folklore, uses and commercial value. Comments on environs, identification, species which should not be considered part of the turtle fauna, and the five known introduced species are included. A key to all the material and introduced species and subspecies is presented for the first time. The distribution maps have been made following the present limits of a species' known range. Dots were not used to illustrate ranges since so many species can and do move about readily. Those species whose ranges are expected to be larger than presently known are so indicated. These species and specimens thereof from the latter areas should be kept arid called to the attention of qualified personnel. All levels from the high school to scientist will find material of interest herein. (PDF contains 43 pages)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Maryland Turtles
Personal Creator/Author:
Schwartz, Frank J.
Series Name: Educational Series
Number: 50
Date: 1961
Publisher: Maryand Department of Research and Education
Place of Publication: Solomons, MD
Projects: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Issuing Agency: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Uncontrolled Keywords: reptiles; turtles; tortoise; terrapin; carapace; plastron; identification; guide
Subjects: Conservation
Item ID: 3000
Depositing User: Kathleen Heil
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2010 12:11
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:08

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