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Title: Myuchelys bellii (Bell's turtle). Unexpected dietary contents.
Contributor(s): Hughes, Geoffrey N  (author); Curtsdotter, Alva  (author)orcid ; Lagos, Paulo F (author); McDonald, Paul G  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2020-09
Open Access: Yes
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Freshwater turtles are typically omnivores and dietary generalists and fill important niches as aquatic grazers and scavengers. Some species prefer plant material over animal, or vice versa, but in general, freshwater turtle species will take advantage of all available food sources. The natural diets of a species can be dcoumented by directly observing feeding, examining feces, and by flushing the stomachs of captured individuals. Stomach flushing provides more intact samples than feces, and is logistically more feasible than observing foraging behavior, but is also more invasive than these other methods (Legler 1977. Herpetologica 33:281-284).

Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Herpetological Review, 51(3), p. 579-580
Publisher: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 0018-084X
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 060801 Animal Behaviour
060204 Freshwater Ecology
060809 Vertebrate Biology
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 310901 Animal behaviour
310304 Freshwater ecology
310914 Vertebrate biology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 280102 Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
HERDC Category Description: C4 Letter of Note
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School of Environmental and Rural Science

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