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Feeding patterns of Chelus fimbriatus (Pleurodira: Chelidae).
The kinematics of feeding on fish have been studied in the aquatic feeding specialist Chelus fimbriatus, the fringed turtle, to provide a basic description of complete feeding cycles. AnatomicalExpand
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Morphology and function of the feeding apparatus of Pelusios castaneus (Chelonia; Pleurodira)
ABSTRACT Feeding mechanics of vertebrates depend on physical constraints of the surrounding media, water or air. Such functions are inseparably combined with form. The aim of this study is to showExpand
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FEEDING MECHANISM OF TESTUDO HERMANNI BOETTGERI (CHELONIA, CRYPTODIRA)
Feeding of Testudo hermanni boettgeri was studied by film analysis and anatomical examination of the musculature and skeleton elements involved. Film sequences were analysed to describe the movementsExpand
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The feeding apparatus of Chelus fimbriatus (Pleurodira; Chelidae) – adaptation perfected?
The feeding apparatus of the fringed turtle Chelus fimbriatus (Schneider, 1783) was studied to elucidate the feeding mechanics of an aquatic feeding specialist that has never been investigated inExpand
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Feeding Patterns of Pelusios Castaneus (Chelonia: Pleurodira)
The aim of this study is to describe the feeding patterns of the pleurodiran West African mud turtle Pelusios castaneus. The kinematics of feeding were studied for two types of prey (fish, snail) toExpand
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Dorsal lingual epithelium of Platemys pallidipectoris (Pleurodira, Chelidae)
Scanning electron microscopy reveals that the flat tongue of Platemys pallidipectoris has shallow grooves and no lingual papillae. The surface of the tongue is covered with dome‐shaped bulges, eachExpand
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Microanatomy of the Palatal Mucosa of the Semiaquatic Malayan Box Turtle, Cuora amboinensis, and Functional Implications
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) revealed that the palate of Cuora amboinensis has a flat surface with keratinized and non‐keratinized regions. Keratinization is reflected in disc‐shapedExpand
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Fine structure of the dorsal lingual epithelium of Trachemys scripta elegans (Chelonia: Emydidae)
Turtles are adapted to different environments, such as freshwater, marine, and terrestrial habitats. Examination of histological and ultrastructural features of the dorsal lingual epithelium of theExpand
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Hurt yourself to hurt your enemy: new insights on the function of the bizarre antipredator mechanism in the salamandrid Pleurodeles waltl
The Spanish ribbed newt Pleurodeles waltl shows a bizzare defensive mechanism against predators. X-ray analysis before and after a simulated threat shows that this newt rotates its ribs anteriorly.Expand
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Analysis of prey capture and food transport kinematics in two Asian box turtles, Cuora amboinensis and Cuora flavomarginata (Chelonia, Geoemydidae), with emphasis on terrestrial feeding patterns.
This study examines the kinematics and morphology of the feeding apparatus of two geoemydid chelonians, the Malayan (Amboina) box turtle (Cuora amboinensis) and the yellow-margined box turtle (CuoraExpand
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