North American
Pelusios & Pelomedusa
Studbook & Record
Monitoring Captive Pelusios & Pelomedusa throughout North America
Studbooks for both Pelusios and Pelomedusa in Europe have been in
place since 2004. The Pelusios studbook is headed up by Ferry
Gruenwald and Peter Van Putten and the Pelomedusa studbook by
Lies Niessen and Peter Van Putten, both serve as a models for the
North American Studbook.
A joint interdisciplinary working group of the IUCN
Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle and Conservation
Breeding Specialist Groups. Current efforts focus
heavily on species under the greatest pressure for
Most comprehensive source of Pelusios and Pelomedusa information.
Including species descriptions, distribution and habitat, geographic
variation, sexual differences and breeding.
Boycott, R.C. and Bourquin, O. 2008. Pelomedusa subrufa (Lacépède 1788) – helmeted
turtle, helmeted terrapin. In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Pritchard, P.C.H., van Dijk, P.P., Saumure, R.A.,
Buhlmann, K.A., and Iverson, J.B. (Eds.). Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and
Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist
Group. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5, pp. 007.1-007.6,
Chelonian Research Monographs Number 5
Individual species account of all extant freshwater turtles and tortoises with
many Pelusios and Pelomedusa accounts already published.
Available online:
A voluntary forum for the focused exchange of
husbandry and breeding information between
studbook participants.
Site dedicated to Pelomedusa includes information
on husbandry, diet, breeding, and DIY projects.