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A Description of Developmental Stages in Crocodylus porosus, for Use in Aging Eggs in the Field*

WE Magnusson and JA Taylor

Australian Wildlife Research 7(3) 479 - 485
Published: 1980


Descriptions and measurements of two series of known age embryos of C. porosus are given. Eggs for one series were incubated at temperatures ranging between 27.5 and 29,5"C, the other between 30.5 and 31.5D C. Comparison with these series should allow estimation of the approximate time when eggs were laid in the field when the temperature of the nest is known.


© CSIRO 1980

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