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Description Total range of values given first, followed by values for holotype in parentheses: dorsal-fin rays VIII-I, 21-24 (22); anal-fin rays II-I, 17-19 (18); pectoral-fin rays 18-21 (21); vertebrae 10 precaudal + 14 caudal; curved lateral-line scales 50-73 (69); straight lateral-line scales 0-16 (4); straight lateral-line scutes 24-41 (35); total scales + scutes in straight lateral line 32-47 (39); developed gill rakers 2-7 (3) upper, 14-17 (14) lower, 16-24 (17) total; rudimentary gill rakers 0-4 (4) upper, 0-3 (3) lower, 4-8 (7) total; rudimentary + developed gill rakers 20-25 (24) total.
6.17h), the bone under each scute area is highly inflated, producing considerably recessed sulci.
The pelvis is fused to the carapace and plastron (or to "vertebra and sternum" as per Gray 1870); neural bones are reduced or absent; thirteen plastral scutes (including the intergular) are present; there are twelve pairs of marginal scutes; the two halves of the lower jaw are connected by a seam (not fused) at the symphysis (with the exception of the genera Emydura--Elseya--Rheodytes--Elusor); a nuchal scute is present (absent in most Australian and at least one New Guinean Elseya); nictitating membranes are absent; and the head is covered with soft skin or small scales.
Furthermore, in this specimen, the sulcus left by the contact between these scutes and the pleural scute is visible.
If no tag was present, a passive integrated transponder tag was injected under the 4th dorsal scute and a small tissue sample was taken from the dorsal fin for genetic analysis.
Herbal Medicine Inflammation-modulating Antimicrobial Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium) [check] [check] Scute (Scutellaria baicalensis) [check] Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) [check] Turmeric (Curcuma longa) [check] Gugul (Commiphora mukal) [check]?
These beautiful tortoises generally have a loaf-shaped darker colored carapaces or shell with a lighter patch located in the middle of each scute or scale on the shell.
Fights begin with males facing each other, holding their elongated second pair of legs laterally extended, the first pair of legs retracted above the dorsal scute, and the pedipalps raised or extended forward (Fig.
Once a turtle was captured, we measured morphological variables and affixed radio transmitters (model R1850 [12 g] or model R1680 [3.6 grams], Advanced Telemetry Systems) to a single carapacial scute using 5-min epoxy.