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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : CHELONIAN CONSERVATION AND BIOLOGY
  • 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.