ILPLA   05424
INSTITUTO DE LIMNOLOGIA "DR. RAUL A. RINGUELET"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Chondrocranium and skeletal development of Phrynops hilarii (Pleurodira: Chelidae).
Autor/es:
BONA, P. & ALCALDE, L.
Revista:
Acta Zoologica (Stockholm)
Editorial:
Wiley-Blackwell
Referencias:
Lugar: Stockholm; Año: 2009 vol. 90 p. 301 - 301
Resumen:
The present study represents the first comprehensive contribution to the knowledge of the skeletal development of a pleurodiran turtle, Phrynops hilarii (Pleurodira, Chelidae). The most remarkable features found are: (1) absence of ascending process on pterygoquadrate cartilage; (2) presence of ossificationcentres for the epiotics; (3) as in other pleurodirans, dorsal ribs IX and X are ‘sacralized’; (4) contact between ilium and carapace occurs later in ontogenetic development; (5) suture between ischia, pubes and plastron occurs in posthatching specimens; (6) contrary to previous interpretations, the phalangealformula of the pes of P. hilarii is 2 : 3 : 3 : 3 : 5; (7) the hooked bone represents the fifth metatarsal