. Catalogue of the chelonians, rhynchocephalians, and crocodiles in the British museum (Natural history). Chelonia (Genus); Rhynchocephalia; Crocodiles. 142 TESTUCrNID^. carapace curved ; anterior marginals much longer than the posterior; no nuchal shield; discal shields concentrically grooved ; vertebral shields broader than the costals, fifth usually broader than the others. Plastron with very thick anterior lip, notched in front and pro- jecting beyond the anterior border of the carapace ; the length of the thickened anterior lip equals about one fourth of the length of the plastron in the

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. Catalogue of the chelonians, rhynchocephalians, and crocodiles in the British museum (Natural history). Chelonia (Genus); Rhynchocephalia; Crocodiles. 142 TESTUCrNID^. carapace curved ; anterior marginals much longer than the posterior; no nuchal shield; discal shields concentrically grooved ; vertebral shields broader than the costals, fifth usually broader than the others. Plastron with very thick anterior lip, notched in front and pro- jecting beyond the anterior border of the carapace ; the length of the thickened anterior lip equals about one fourth of the length of the plastron in the
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. Catalogue of the chelonians, rhynchocephalians, and crocodiles in the British museum (Natural history). Chelonia (Genus); Rhynchocephalia; Crocodiles. 142 TESTUCrNID^. carapace curved ; anterior marginals much longer than the posterior; no nuchal shield; discal shields concentrically grooved ; vertebral shields broader than the costals, fifth usually broader than the others. Plastron with very thick anterior lip, notched in front and pro- jecting beyond the anterior border of the carapace ; the length of the thickened anterior lip equals about one fourth of the length of the plastron in the female, more in the male; hind lobe of plastron very short, truncate, its length about half the width of the bridge ; Fig. 41.. Shell of Cinixys erosa. the longest median suture is between the abdominal shields, which equals twice to thrice that between the pectorals; the smallest plastral shields are the anals; inguinal large, axillary small. Carapace dark brown, centre of shields lighter ; outer side of costal shields yellowish; plastral shields dark brown in the centre, yellowish all round. Length of shell 23 centim. Guinea, Gaboon.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Zoology; Boulenger, George Albert, 1858-1937. London : Printed by order of the Trustees

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