Notes on a nest and emergence of hatchlings of the Euphrates Softshell Turtle (Rafetus euphraticus) at the Dez River, Iran


 Hanyeh Ghaffari, Michael V. Plummer, Mahmood Karami, Barbod Safaei Mahroo, Faraham Ahmadzadeh, Dennis Rodder

Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 2013, 12(2): 319–323



We report on a Euphrates softshell turtle (Rafetus euphraticus) nest and hatchlings that emerged from the nest that was constructed in a sand patch of the Dez River in southwestern Iran and discovered on 8 July 2012. Information on nest location and structure and hatchling morphology is presented


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