Elliptic Fourier analysis of plastral pigmentation patterns in two populations of Western Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni hermanni)

dc.contributor.authorParés Casanova, Pere-Miquel
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-21T19:32:56Z
dc.date.available2015-05-21T19:32:56Z
dc.date.issued2015-02-03
dc.date.updated2015-05-21T19:32:56Z
dc.description.abstractTestudo hermanni) is widely distributed in western and southern Europe. As reptiles exhibit strong geographical variation in most morphological, as well as life history traits, gathering data from distant areas is important. Here we used Elliptic Fourier analysis to investigate variation in pigmentation pattern of plastron (ventral shell) of 54 western Hermann's tortoises (T. hermanni hermanni) studied in different private breeders, and belonging to two different Mediterranean populations: Albera (Catalonia, NE Iberian Peninsula, n=14) and Balearic Islands (n=40). Based on this sample, it was shown that plastral pigmentation design -history, but differences appeared between geographical populations. These results provide a baseline for further comparisons in variation of plastral pigmentation pattern.
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dc.identifier.idgrec022264
dc.identifier.issn2383-4188
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/48250
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherThe Biosciences Reseach Publisher
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a: http://www.ijabse.com/index.php/iJABSE/article/view/40
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Advanced Biological Science and Engineering, 2015, vol. 2, núm. 1, p. 23-34
dc.rights(c) The Biosciences Reseach Publisher , 2015
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectImage analysis
dc.subjectOutline fitting functions
dc.subjectplastral pigmentation pattern
dc.subjectTestudinidae
dc.subject.classificationTortugues
dc.subject.classificationAnatomia comparada
dc.subject.otherTurtles
dc.subject.otherComparative anatomy
dc.titleElliptic Fourier analysis of plastral pigmentation patterns in two populations of Western Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni hermanni)
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
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