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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Six species of Iowa turtles (including pharyngeal water-pumpers and non-pumpers) were tested for resistance to anoxia. Five species of juveniles were included in the series. With the exception of Trionyx, adult aquatic turtles tolerated hypoxia longer than juveniles of the same species. Some terrestrial species were as tolerant as some aquatic species. Maximum tolerance time submerged (18° to 19°C) was 56 hours for an equatic species, Chrysemys picta, whereas that of a terrestrial species, Terrapene ornata, was 12 hours.

Publication Date

1963

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

70

Issue

1

First Page

438

Last Page

441

Copyright

© Copyright 1963 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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