Understanding the Chelonian Shell

The shell is a bony structure unique to order Chelonia. No other animal, living or extinct, has its body enclosed within a bony shell similarly constructed in its entirety. LafeberVet's "Understanding the Chelonian Shell" describes pertinent shell vocabulary terms and explores shell function, morphology, growth, and pathology . . .

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Pollock C. Understanding the chelonian shell. May 7, 2013. LafeberVet Web site. Available at https://lafeber.com/vet/understanding-the-chelonian-shell/