Development of the Chondrocranium of the Loggerhead Turtle , Caretta caretta Shigeru Kuratani

@inproceedings{Kuratani2000DevelopmentOT,
  title={Development of the Chondrocranium of the Loggerhead Turtle , Caretta caretta Shigeru Kuratani},
  author={Shigeru Kuratani},
  year={2000}
}
To better understand the evolution and development of the amniote cranium, it is necessary to examine non-avian, non-mammalian embryos. Herein, development of the chondrocranium in the loggerhead turtle, Caretta caretta, is described based on whole-mount and sectioned specimens. Primitive characteristics were found to be established rather early in development; at these stages, the cranium resembled not only the early amniote chondrocrania, but also those of anamniote embryos. Several… CONTINUE READING