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Changes in food availability mediate the effects of temperature on growth, metamorphosis and survival in endangered yellow spotted mountain newt: implications for captive breeding programs
Abstract The effects of temperature and food levels on body size, growth rate, time to metamorphosis and survival were studied in larval and post-metamorphic juvenile endangered yellow spottedExpand
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Postnatal Growth and Wing Development in Kuhl's Pipistrelle Pipistrellus kuhlii (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in Captivity
2at 88 d of age. The aspect ratio showed a high degree of scatter in the early stages of life, which decreased in the latter period of growth. Additionally, linear regression equations, confidenceExpand
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The impact of body mass at birth on postnatal growth in captive Kuhl’s pipistrelle, Pipistrellus kuhlii (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae)
Abstract To determine whether differences in birth body mass influence growth performance in Pipistrellus kuhlii, we studied a total of 12 captive-born neonates (ten twins from five litters and twoExpand
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The Morphological Characterization of the Blood Cells in the Three Species of Turtle and Tortoise in Iran
Hematologic investigations have been used diagnose disease. In this study morphological characterization of blood cells were investigated in three species of tortoise (T.graeca, Testudinidae) andExpand
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Variation in ectoparasite load in the Mehely’s horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus mehelyi (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) in a nursery colony in western Iran
We studied variation of ectoparasite load in a free ranging populations of Mehely’s horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus mehelyi) on five successive occasions in a nursery roost in western Iran. In total, 87Expand
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Morphological Observations on the Erythrocyte and Erythrocyte Size of some Gecko Species, Iran
The study was held to investigate erythrocyte size and morphology of the three gecko species Asaccus elisae, A. nasrullahi and Cyrtopodion scabrum (Gekkonidae) from Iran were examined. Blood smearsExpand
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Larval and Post-Metamorphic Growth in the Endangered Yellow Spotted Mountain Newt Neurergus microspilotus (Caudata, Salamandridae)
Growth of several morphometric variables including snout to vent length (SVL), forelimb to hindlimb length (FHL), tail length (TL), head width (HW), body area (BA) and weight (W) were studied duringExpand
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Captive breeding and trial reintroduction of the Endangered yellow-spotted mountain newt Neurergus microspilotus in western Iran
The yellow-spotted mountain newt Neurergus microspilotus (Caudata: Salamandridae) is listed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. In spite of its conservation statusExpand
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Postnatal growth in the Long-fingered Bat, Miniopterus schreibersii pallidus, in Iran (Chiroptera: Miniopteridae)
This study describes the postnatal development of body mass, forearm length and epiphyseal phalangeal gap in a free ranging population of the Long-fingered Bat, Miniopterus schreibersii pallidusExpand
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Anatomical and histological study of the liver and pancreas of two closely related mountain newts Neurergus microspilotus and N. kaiseri (Amphibia: Caudata: Salamandridae)
Anatomical and histological examinations were conducted on the digestive glands of two closely related mountain newts, Neurergus microspilotus (Nesterov, 1916) and Neurergus kaiseri Schmidt, 1952. InExpand
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