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The conservation status of the world's reptiles
Effective and targeted conservation action requires detailed information about species, their distribution, systematics and ecology as well as the distribution of threat processes which affect them.Expand
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Modelling Development of Reptile Embryos under Fluctuating Temperature Regimes
An increase in temperature, within bounds, will accelerate development of reptile embryos, and morphogenesis can be normal over a range of temperatures despite those varying rates of development.Expand
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Nest site choice compensates for climate effects on sex ratios in a lizard with environmental sex determination
Theoretical models suggest that in changing environments natural selection on two traits, maternal nesting behaviour and pivotal temperatures (those that divide the sexes) is important forExpand
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Temperature Sex Reversal Implies Sex Gene Dosage in a Reptile
Sex in reptiles is determined by genes on sex chromosomes or by incubation temperature. Previously these two modes were thought to be distinct, yet we show that high incubation temperatures reverseExpand
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Hatchling sex in the marine turtle Caretta caretta is determined by proportion of development at a temperature, not daily duration of exposure
Mean daily temperature in natural nests of freshwater turtles with temperature dependent sex determination is a poor predictor of hatchling sex ratios when nest temperatures fluctuate. To account forExpand
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The ends of a continuum: genetic and temperature‐dependent sex determination in reptiles
Two prevailing paradigms explain the diversity of sex‐determining modes in reptiles. Many researchers, particularly those who study reptiles, consider genetic and environmental sex‐determiningExpand
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A phylogeny for side-necked turtles (Chelonia: Pleurodira) based on mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequence variation
Aspects of the phylogeny of pleurodiran turtles are contentious, particularly within the Chelidae. Morphological analyses group the long-necked Australasian Chelodina and the long-necked SouthExpand
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Sex reversal triggers the rapid transition from genetic to temperature-dependent sex
Sex determination in animals is amazingly plastic. Vertebrates display contrasting strategies ranging from complete genetic control of sex (genotypic sex determination) to environmentally determinedExpand
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A Global Analysis of Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Distributions with Identification of Priority Conservation Areas
Abstract There are currently ca. 317 recognized species of turtles and tortoises in the world. Of those that have been assessed on the IUCN Red List, 63% are considered threatened, and 10% areExpand
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Habitat utilization and its relationship to growth and reproduction of the eastern long-necked turtle, Chelodina longicollis (Testudinata: Chelidae), from Australia
Chelodina longicollis occupies a wide range of ephemeral and permanent waters in the Jervis Bay Territory of coastal New South Wales. As ephemeral waters dry up during periods of low rainfall, whichExpand
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