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Age estimation and longevity in reptiles.
  • J. Castanet
  • Environmental Science, Biology
    Gerontology
  • 1994
TLDR
For reptiles, because of their thermic metabolism (ectothermy), the physiological longevity must be strongly distinguished from the chronological longevity, especially for a comparison with that known for birds and most mammals.
Torsional resistance as a principal component of the structural design of long bones: comparative multivariate evidence in birds.
TLDR
It is found that torsion is a main determinant of the macro- and microstructural design of long bones in birds and that covariation between variables accounts for as much as 58% of the total variation.
Introduction to the skeletochronological method in amphibians and reptiles
TLDR
La technique squelettochronologique implique le traitement de coupes fines d'os decalcifies avec coloration a l'hematoxyline dans les etudes de determination de l'âge and sur the croissance.
Variability and microevolutionary patterns in Triturus marmoratus from Portugal: age, size, longevity and individual growth
TLDR
Interpopulational differences in longevity, age of sexual maturity and growth of individuals, and how genetical and epigenetical components can be both involved and account for the observed variability are interpreted.
Lines of arrested growth in bone and age estimation in a small primate: Microcebus murinus
TLDR
There is strong evidence that the seasonal cycle of photoperiodicity is more important than age alone in producing LAGs and this skeletal element appears to be the best for assessing skeletochronology in Microcebus murinus.
Assessing a relationship between bone microstructure and growth rate: a fluorescent labelling study in the king penguin chick (Aptenodytes patagonicus)
TLDR
The highest bone tissue growth rate known to date is found, which supports the heuristic value of a relationship between growth rate and bone primary microstructure, but it is found that growth rates of bone tissue types vary according to the long bone considered (P<10–5).
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