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Biology of Turtles

From Structures to Strategies of Life, 1st Edition

Edited by Jeanette Wyneken, Matthew H. Godfrey, Vincent Bels

CRC Press

408 pages

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Description

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

Table of Contents

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.

Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT001000
NATURE / Animals / General
SCI027000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCI039000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology