• Courtship and mating behaviour of the Indian soft shell turtle,Lissemys punctata punctata

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    • Keywords


      Mating Behaviour; Courtship Behaviour; Loggerhead Turtle; Soft Shell Turtle; Desert Tortoise

    • Abstract


      Courtship and mating behaviour is described in the Indian soft-shell turtle,Lissemys punctata punctata. The behaviour comprises three distinct phases: courtship, mounting and intromission. Back to back position before termination of coitus seems unique (among reptiles) to the species. Keywords.Lissemys punctata punctata; courtship; mounting intromission; bobs; hyperextended.

    • Author Affiliations


      P L DUDA1 V K GUPTA1 2

      1. Department of Biosciences, University of Jammu, Jammu - 180 001, India
      2. Rural Technology, Regional Research Laboratory, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Canal Road, Jammu - 180 001, India
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