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Catalog of Type Specimens of Recent Crocodilia and Testudines in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
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The catalog presents a list of 249 type-specimen records consisting of 39 holotypes, 52 syntypes, 3 lectotypes, 2 neotypes, 132 paratypes, and 21 paralectotypes, arranged alphabetically by family within Crocodilia and Testudines.
PREVALENCE AND HISTOPATHOLOGY OF SHELL DISEASE IN TURTLES FROM LAKE BLACKSHEAR, GEORGIA
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Turtles in Lake Blackshear, Crisp County, Georgia (USA) were evaluated for shell disease during intensive trapping efforts on 8 and 9 May 1990 and female T. scripta with lesions were significantly larger than females without lesions.
Amphibians and reptiles I: Biodiversity assessment in the Lower Urubamba Region
Introduction Several studies documenting the amphibians and reptiles in tropical lowland forests of southeastern Perú have been published in recent years. Morales and McDiarmid (1996) reviewed the
Leptophis santamartensis (Serpentes, Colubridae), a Junior Synonym of Leptophis ahaetulla occidentalis
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Leptophis santamartensis, known only from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, is one of the more poorly known species of the genus Leptoph is, and the latter should be relegated to the synonymy of the former.
Geographic Variation in the Asiatic Turtle Chinemys reevesii (Gray) and the Status of Geoclemys grangeri Schmidt
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Analysis indicates that all variants are within the diagnostic extremes observed in this species and low interpopulational variation in C. reevesii is due in part to several millennia of human disturbance.
DNA barcoding of the National Museum of Natural History reptile tissue holdings raises concerns about the use of natural history collections and the responsibilities of scientists in the molecular age
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In generating this library, several common mistakes made by scientists depositing DNA barcode data in public repositories are noticed, and the goal is to raise awareness of these concerns and offer advice to avoid such mistakes in the future to maintain accurate DNA bar code libraries to properly document Earth's biodiversity.
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