1. A skeletochronological study of age in the Persian pond turtle (Emys orbicularis persica) from the north of Iran

Sharifeh Yamoudi; Haji Gholi Kami; Zeinolabedin Mohammadi

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 36-44

  The skeletochronological technique has been used to estimatethe age of the Persian pond turtle in the north of Iran. In this study, the phalange and femur bones were removed, decalcified in chloric acid, and sections stained with Hematoxylin-Eosin. The age of the specimens was determined by the number ...  Read More

2. An allometry study of Caspian pond turtle (Mauremys caspica) in Golestan province, Iran

Mahsa Yazarloo; Haji Gholi Kami; Aliakbar BagherianYazdi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 2019, , Pages 22-28

  Caspian pond turtle, Mauremys caspica shows allometric growth and sexual dimorphism in the shell. Differences in allometric growth produce sexually dimorphic adults. Our results revealed that females are smaller than males that may be related to the risk of the predation, desiccation, and thermal stress. ...  Read More