Featuring in-depth contributions from an international team of experts, the Biology of Turtles provides the first comprehensive review of the Testudinata. The book starts with the premise that the structure of turtles is particularly interesting and best understood within the context of their development, novelty, functional diversity, and e
How the Turtle Gets Its Shell.
Comparative Ontogenetic and Phylogenetic Aspects of Chelonian Chondro-Osseous Growth and Skeletochronology. Evolution and Structure of the Turtle Shell. Long Bone Allometry in Tortoises and Turtles. Evolution of Locomotion in Aquatic Turtles.
Hindlimb Function in Turtle Locomotion: Limb Movements and Muscular Activation Across Taxa, Environment, and Ontogeny. Cervical Anatomy and Function in Turtles.
Functional Evolution of Feeding Behavior in Turtles.
The Cardiopulmonary Systems of Turtles: Implications to Behavior and Function.
Reproductive Structures and Strategies of Turtles.
Mixed and Uniform Brood Sex Ratio Strategy in Turtles: The Facts, the Theory, and their Consequences.
The Physiology and Anatomy of Anoxia Tolerance in the Freshwater Turtle Brain.
The Relationships of Turtles within Amniotes.