Allometry and Sexual Dimorphism in the Snail-Eating TurtleMalayemys macrocephalafrom the Chao Phraya River Basin of Central Thailand

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Abstract

Allometric growth and sexual dimorphism of the shell is evident inMalayemys macrocephalafrom the Chao Phraya River Basin of central Thailand. Differences in allometric growth between males and females produce sexually dimorphic adults. Adult females exhibit larger sizes and have relatively wider and higher shells and longer plastra than males.

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