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Bimodality of Laying – Hatching Times in Testudo elegans Schoepff (Chelonia)

Nature volume 204, page 603 (07 November 1964) | Download Citation

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A FEMALE and three male Indian starred tortoises (Testudo elegans Schoepff)1 have been kept since August 1962 in Bhubaneswar in a yard which is only partially paved. All the tortoises were obtained from dealers in Calcutta.

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    , Fauna of British India, Reptilia and Amphibia, 1, Loricata Testudines (London, 1931).

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    , and , Introduction to Herpetology (San Francisco and London, 1962).

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    , Animal Dispersion in Relation to Social Behaviour (Edinburgh and London, 1962).

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  1. Genetics and Biometry Laboratory, Government of Orissa, Bhubaneswar 3, Orissa, India.

    • S. D. JAYAKAR
    •  & HELEN SPURWAY

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