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1 December 2007 Physical Characteristics of Giant Amazon Turtle (Podocnemis expansa) Nests
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We determined the relationship between incubation success and physical characteristics of Podocnemis expansa nests on 4 sand beaches of the Araguaia River in the southern Amazon basin, Brazil. Sand samples measuring grain size, humidity, and density were collected during the first 7 days after egg laying. The choice of nest site seems to be more relevant for the reproductive success of a P. expansa than the female's capacity to build a nest.

Kelly Bonach, José F. Lewinger, Álvaro P. da Silva, and Luciano M. Verdade "Physical Characteristics of Giant Amazon Turtle (Podocnemis expansa) Nests," Chelonian Conservation and Biology 6(2), 252-255, (1 December 2007). https://doi.org/10.2744/1071-8443(2007)6[252:PCOGAT]2.0.CO;2
Received: 21 October 2004; Accepted: 1 September 2005; Published: 1 December 2007
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