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Titolo:
Ectromelia in Morelet's crocodile from Belize
Autore:
Rainwater, TR; McMurry, ST; Platt, SG;
Indirizzi:
Texas16ech Univ, Inst Environm & Human Hlth, Dept Biol Sci, Lubbock, TX 794 Texas Tech Univ Lubbock TX USA 79416 Hlth, Dept Biol Sci, Lubbock, TX 794 Wildlife Conservat Soc, Lamanai Field Res Ctr, Orange Walk, Belize Wildlife Conservat Soc Orange Walk Belize Res Ctr, Orange Walk, Belize
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE DISEASES
fascicolo: 1, volume: 35, anno: 1999,
pagine: 125 - 129
SICI:
0090-3558(199901)35:1<125:EIMCFB>2.0.ZU;2-A
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ABNORMALITIES; INJURIES;
Keywords:
case report; Crocodylus moreletii; developmental anomaly; ectromelia; limb agenesis; Morelet's crocodile; traumatic amputation;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
17
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: McMurry, ST Texas,Tech Univ, Inst Environm & Human Hlth, Dept Biol Sci, 1207 Gilbert Dr Texas Tech Univ 1207 Gilbert Dr Lubbock TX USA 79416 ilbert Dr
Citazione:
T.R. Rainwater et al., "Ectromelia in Morelet's crocodile from Belize", J WILDL DIS, 35(1), 1999, pp. 125-129

Abstract

Two Morelet's crocodiles (Crocodylus moreletii) captured on 21 March 1997 and 20 April 1998 in the New River system, Belize exhibited ectromelia of one forelimb. External and radiograph examination appears to indicate limb agenesis of unknown etiology, as there is no apparent scarring or skeletal trauma. These two individuals represent the only cases of missing limbs from642 individuals captured in this study and to our knowledge, the first reported cases in Morelet's crocodile. Several factors including age and diet of the reproducing female, extremes in nest conditions (egg incubation temperature and humidity), and exposure to environmental contaminants can causedevelopmental abnormalities in crocodilians and may have contributed to the condition observed in these animals. Survival rates for hatchling crocodilians are generally low, and embryonic malformations such as ectromelia mayconstitute an added disadvantage to survival. However, both individuals examined in this study were vigorous and appeared in good condition.

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