Morphologic and serologic comparison of two Turkish populations of Mauremys rivulata and Mauremys caspica


Ayaz D., Turkozan O., Tosunoglu M., Tok C. V. , Cihan D.

CHELONIAN CONSERVATION AND BIOLOGY, vol.5, no.1, pp.10-17, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: CHELONIAN CONSERVATION AND BIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.10-17

Abstract

Two Turkish populations of Mauremys caspica and Mauremys rivulata were compared morphologically, serologically, and ecologically. Morphometric differences were noted among sexes and populations. Electrophoretic patterns demonstrated significant differences between the taxa and supported their status as distinct species.