return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
Zoo Med Turtle Dock  
Click here for Freedom Breeder Cages
Mealworms, Crickets, Dubia, More...
Available Now at New York Worms!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Gecko . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Water Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Reptile Super Show San Diego - July 11-12, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - July 11, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - July 18, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  East Coast Reptile Super Expo - July 18, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herpetolocial Society Meeting - July 18, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  Battlefield Reptile Expo - July 18, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  Western Maryland Reptile Show - July 25, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  The Reptile Expo - July 25, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Aug. 08, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  York County Reptile Show - Aug. 09, 2020 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
Click here for Freedom Breeder Cages
pool banner - $50 year

RE: ALDABRA NUCAL SCUTE

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Tortoises ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: mike1011 at Wed Nov 3 19:12:50 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by mike1011 ]  
   

I went on to mention that in his chapter on ancestry of giant torts he compares Testudo gigantea(todays Aldabra) with that of its likely ancestor, the extint Testudo abrupta who has no nuchal scute and being its extint I would guess no captive bred impurities. I know the posters breeders are imports for many years so I threw this out for someone to maybe think beyond the obvious and play lets find my aldabs family gene tree game. Dont know if its still there, but Busch Gardens had a adult Aldab who fell in this same category. Adult not captive bred. Paulls book by the way also sites Pritchards work for his info.


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


>> Next Message:  RE: ALDABRA NUCAL SCUTE - mike1011, Wed Nov 3 20:03:14 2010

<< Previous Message:  RE: ALDABRA NUCAL SCUTE - emysbreeder, Wed Nov 3 11:11:20 2010 image in post