A Study of Carapace and Plastron Patterns in the Spotted Turtle, Clemmys guttata, and Their Use as a Technique for Individual Recognition

@inproceedings{Gray2008ASO,
  title={A Study of Carapace and Plastron Patterns in the Spotted Turtle, Clemmys guttata, and Their Use as a Technique for Individual Recognition},
  author={Brian S. Gray},
  year={2008}
}
The spot patterns of the carapace, the dark pigmented patterns of the plastron, and scute anomalies of spotted turtles (Clemmys guttata) were studied to identify characters that could be useful for individual recognition. A total of 38 spotted turtles were marked, of which 23 were recaptured, with 19 of these being recaptured at least one year after the initial capture. The spot pattern of the carapace remained relatively unchanged in 17 of 19 recaptured spotted turtles; while the dark… CONTINUE READING