Ventilation and gas exchange in two turtles: Podocnemis unifilis and Phrynops geoffroanus (Testudines: Pleurodira)

@article{Cordeiro2016VentilationAG,
  title={Ventilation and gas exchange in two turtles: Podocnemis unifilis and Phrynops geoffroanus (Testudines: Pleurodira)},
  author={T{\'A}bata E F Cordeiro and A. Abe and W. Klein},
  journal={Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={224},
  pages={125-131}
}
  • TÁbata E F Cordeiro, A. Abe, W. Klein
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
  • Turtles (Testudines) have two major taxa, Pleurodira and Cryptodira. To date, only limited data are available regarding the respiratory physiology of pleurodirans. To begin to address this, we studied ventilation and gas exchange in Podocnemis unifilis and Phrynops geoffroanus. Breathing pattern in both species could be described as episodic with breathing episodes separated by large non-ventilatory periods. We measured duration of inspiration and expiration, breathing frequency, duration of… CONTINUE READING
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