This book presents a comparative view of chelonian reproduction and
discusses ecophysiological implications for their captive breeding.
Chelonians, with their protective rigid armour, are a
phylogenetically antique group of reptiles which radiated to occupy
niches from the open waters of the oceans, to rivers, creeks,
swamps, forests, savannahs, and deserts. A few North American
turtle species have been well studied, but until recently