|Por||Nigel J. H. Smith (publicado en 2013-10-28 por irinaranjo )|
|Publicado y/o Presentado en:||
Smith, N. (1974). Destructive Exploitation of the South American River Turtle. In R. Steiner (Ed.), Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (Vol. 36, pp. 85-102). Corvallis: Oregon State University Press.
|The world´s largest freshwater turtle, Podocnemis expansa, has long served as an important food resource for Indians and Mestizos of the Amazon and Orinoco basins. Although widely distributed through tropical South America, this turtle, along with its marine relatives, is now a threatened species as a consequence of overexploitation for both meat and eggs.|