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Taxonomy, External Morphology, and Species Identification

  title={Taxonomy, External Morphology, and Species Identification},
  author={P. Pritchard and J. Mortimer},
Sea Turtle Beach Monitoring Program in Brazil
Beach monitoring programs provide important information on spatial and temporal patterns of occurrence, mortality, age structure, sex ratio, and variations associated with climatic and anthropogenicExpand
Population structure and demographic history of green turtle (Chelonia mydas) in the West Atlantic
Sea turtles are reptiles with a long lifespan that undertake wide-ranging migrations through feeding and nesting sites, resulting in successive stages of mixing and isolating genetic stocks, bothExpand
Mycoflora and Aflatoxins in Soil, Eggshells, and Failed Eggs of Chelonia mydas at Ras Al-Jinz, Oman
The growth of fungi on turtle eggs and secretions of mycotoxins may affect embryonic development and possibly contribute to the green turtle egg mortality. Expand
Plesiosaurs, Palaeoenvironments, and the Paja Formation Lagerstätte of Central Colombia: An Overview
The Cretaceous Paja Formation of the alto Ricaurte of the Eastern Cordillera of central Colombia was laid down under an epicontinental sea during Hauterivian – Aptian times. The Paja FormationExpand
First approximation to congenital malformation rates in embryos and hatchlings of sea turtles.
Olive ridleys seem more prone to the occurrence of congenital malformations than the other two species, and whether the observed malformation levels are normal or represent a health problem cannot be currently ascertained without long-term assessments. Expand
Nest environment and hatchling fitness correlates in the sea turtles Caretta caretta and Natator depressus
It is suggested that the manuscript should be rewritten in a more chapters-like manner to reflect the needs of the present and future generations of scientists. Expand
Origin and dispersal routes of foreign green and Kemp's ridley turtles in Spanish Atlantic and Mediterranean waters
The genetic analysis was crucial for the species identification in one specimen, hence recommending the use of genetic markers to confirm the presence of a rare species. Expand
Reproductive biology and genetic diversity of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) in Vamizi island, Mozambique
Some resilience and behavioral plasticity seems to occur regarding human territory occupancy and climate changes, and aspects like what seems to be the reduction of some cohorts, the number of flooded nests and the diminishing of the incubation period, show that conservation efforts have to be improved. Expand
Diagnostic imaging of the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)
The aims of this work are: 1. To provide the normal cervical and coelomic radiographic appearance of the Loggerhead sea turtle, in the dorso-ventral view, as well as other useful landmarks, to allowExpand
Conservation of Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) in Indonesia
The Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is a highly migratory species of subtropical and tropical areas with an important role in the ecosystem. However, the hawksbill turtles are being huntedExpand


Evolutionary Significant Units versus Geopolitical Taxonomy: Molecular Systematics of an Endangered Sea Turtle (genus Chelonia)
The arguments for and against the species status of the endangered black turtle are explored, a pragmatic category for this type of taxonomy is proposed: the geopolitical species is proposed, and the practice of pre- serving species status for conservation purposes is argued. Expand
Status of the Black Turtle
The Biology of Sea Turtles
Physiology as Integrated Systems Amanda Southwood Williard Vision Kerstin A. Lohmann The Skeleton: An In Vivo View of Structure Jeanette Wyneken Age and Age Estimation in Sea Turtles Larisa Avens and Melissa L. Snover molecular Genetics of Sea Turtles. Expand
Synopsis of the Biological Data on the Loggerhead Sea Turtle Caretta Caretta (Linnaeus 1758).
Abstract : This synopsis compiles and reviews the available information on the identity, distribution, life history, populations, exploitation, protection, and management of the loggerhead sea turtleExpand
Some Aspects of the Nesting Behavior and Reproductive Biology of Sea Turtles
The relatively large number of yolkless eggs laid by many leatherbacks and by some hawksbills invites further study and some aspects of sea turtle nesting behavior and reproduction are compared to those of other chelonians. Expand