The Mechanism of Lung Ventilation in the Tortoise Testudo

@inproceedings{Gans2005TheMO,
  title={The Mechanism of Lung Ventilation in the Tortoise Testudo},
  author={Carl Gans and George M. Hughes},
  year={2005}
}
Air-breathing vertebrates use at least two fundamentally distinct gas-pumping mechanisms. In the 'mammalian' pattern the animal reduces the lung pressure below atmospheric; inflow thus occurs as a result of suction through a completely open channel. In the 'frog' pattern, however, air does not pass directly into the lungs which are filled by the action of a… CONTINUE READING