Morphology of peripheral blood cells from various species of Turkish Herpetofauna


ACTA HERPETOLOGICA, vol.5, no.2, pp.179-198, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : ACTA HERPETOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-198
  • Keywords: Amphibians, reptiles, blood smears, blood cell morphology, HEMATOLOGY, TORTOISES, VALUES, SIZE, LEUKOCYTES, CHEMISTRY, LIZARDS, TURTLES, TOAD


In this study, measurements of morphological and size parameters of peripheral blood cells (erythrocyte, leucocyte, thrombocyte) on blood smear preparation devices stained with Wright's stain were given for 87 species from Turkish herpetofauna (19 amphibian species including 7 urodeles and 12 anurans as well as 68 reptile species including 4 turtles, 30 lizards and 34 snakes).