Musk glands in recent turtles

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Science
Department Biology
Author Waagen, Gerald Norman
Title Musk glands in recent turtles
Date 1972-08
Description Data on the morphology and distribution of musk glands were obtained for most genera of living turtles. All turtle genera except those of the family Testudinidae and the Chrysemys complex of the subfamily Emyinae have musk glands. Musk glands are a useful systematic character which supports recent studies on turtles with notable exceptions in the families Emyidae and Trionychidae. A discrete number of morphological patterns of musk glands, ducts, and orifices is described and arranged in five hypothetical evolutionary sequences. Some speculations are made correlating possible function and selective advantage with structure.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Turtles; Musk glands; Biology
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name Master of Science
Language eng
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Date Created 2015-08-20
Date Modified 2016-08-04
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