Morphology of the gular valve of the Nile crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus (Laurenti, 1768)

@article{Putterill2006MorphologyOT,
  title={Morphology of the gular valve of the Nile crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus (Laurenti, 1768)},
  author={John Fraser Putterill and John Thomson Soley},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  year={2006},
  volume={267}
}
The morphology of the gular valve of the Nile crocodile was studied on the heads of eight 2.5–3‐year‐old commercially raised Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus). A description of the macroscopic and microscopic features of the gular valve is presented and the results are compared with published information on this species and other Crocodylia. The histological features are supplemented by information supplied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Anatomically, the dorsal and ventral… 
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