PLATYSTERNON MEGACEPHALUM (Big-headed Turtle). SPERM STORAGE

Steven G. PLATT, Tint LWIN, Me Me SOE, Nay Win KYAW, Kalyar PLATT, Jonathan J. FONG, Thomas R. RAINWATER

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)peer-review

Abstract

The article offers information on sperm storage of Big-headed Turtle. Topics discussed include information on sperm storage in non-parthenogenetic vertebrates for production of viable eggs over time; information on Platysternon megacephalum which is threatened by subsistence hunting, rampant commercially driven poaching, and habitat destruction; role of sperm storage to enable a female to increase her genetic fitness by copulating only as often as necessary to fertilize her eggs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-267
JournalHerpetological Review
Volume51
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

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