Evolution and Structure of the Turtle Shell

  title={Evolution and Structure of the Turtle Shell},
  author={P. Pritchard},
The ecomorphology of the shell of extant turtles and its applications for fossil turtles
Although the shape of the shell of turtles indeed contains an ecological signal, it is overall too weak to uncover using shell shape in paleoecological studies, at least with the methods selected. Expand
Basilemys morrinensis, a New Species of Nanhsiungchelyid Turtle from the Horseshoe Canyon Formation (Upper Cretaceous) of Alberta, Canada
ABSTRACT We describe a new species of nanhsiungchelyid turtle, Basilemys morrinensis, based on a nearly complete shell from the Horsethief Member (lower Maastrichtian) of the Horseshoe CanyonExpand
Interpreting character variation in turtles: Araripemys barretoi (Pleurodira: Pelomedusoides) from the Araripe Basin, Early Cretaceous of Northeastern Brazil
1 Centro de Ciências, Departamento de Geologia, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil 2 Department of Geology and Paleontology, Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, RioExpand
Shell variability in the basal turtles Proterochersis spp . ( # 29084 ) 1
  • 2018
Please submit by 14 Jul 2018 for the benefit of the authors (and your $200 publishing discount). Structure and Criteria Please read the 'Structure and Criteria' page for general guidance. AuthorExpand
Warped finite element models predict whole shell failure in turtle shells
The idea that warped FE models run with simplifying assumptions at least can provide useful information for comparative biomechanical studies is supported. Expand
Phenotypic innovation and repeatability in turtles
This dissertation research aimed to address the fascinating topic of evolutionary divergence in processes governing development of phenotypic innovation in turtles by employing an evo-devo framework to uncover developmental underpinnings of phenotypesic innovation and repeatability. Expand
Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) to Identify Salt-Tolerance QTLs Carrying Novel Candidate Genes in Rice During Early Vegetative Stage
Known or novel candidate genes in this research were identified that can be used for improvement of salinity tolerance in molecular breeding programmes of rice, and further study and identification of effective genes on salinityolerance by the use of candidate gene-association analysis can help to precisely uncover the mechanisms ofSalinity tolerance at molecular level. Expand
Thinking Inside the Box: Comparative Limb Bone Shape in Emydid Turtles
Abstract. Limb bone morphology often correlates with functional demands placed on animals by the environment. Comparisons of limb bone allometry in functionally divergent turtle taxa indicate highlyExpand
Bibliography of Peter C.H. Pritchard
  • A. Rhodin, S. Thomson
  • Biology
  • Chelonian Conservation and Biology: Celebrating 25 Years as the World's Turtle and Tortoise Journal
  • 2020
This is an initial effort to provide a complete bibliography of all of Peter Pritchard’s publications, especially those on turtles and tortoises, but since he himself did not maintain a formalExpand
Divergence in Morphology, Clinging Ability and Self-Righting Ability of Two Sympatric Box Turtles (Cuora)