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Morphological Features Of The Carapace And Plastron of The Mediterranean (Testudo graeca L.1758) Turtle
J.A. Najafov, R.R. Hagverdiyeva

Azerbaijan Medical University

The paper deals with the morphological features of the carapace and plastron from Mediterranean tortoises
living on the Absheron Peninsula. It was found that the scales of the carapace and plastron of males are
larger than those of females. It probably relates to the fact that females form eggs and hatched them during
adverse periods. However, for some scales, especially for anal scales of plastron and carapace, the maximum
and minimum width of scales in males are more than in females because of the normal mating and
fertilization.

Apsheron, scales, shell, carapace, plastoron, Mediterranean turtle