Morphology of peripheral blood cells from various Turkish snakes


Arikan H. , Gocmen B., Atatur M. K. , Kumlutas Y., Cicek K.

NORTH-WESTERN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.5, no.1, pp.61-73, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : NORTH-WESTERN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-73
  • Keywords: Leptotyphlopidae, Typhlopidae, Boidae, Colubridae, Viperidae, Elapidae, blood cells, hematology, LEUKOCYTES, TORTOISES

Abstract

The present study is on the morphologies and sizes of peripheral blood cells (erythrocytes, leucocytes and thrombocytes) of thirty two Turkish snake species from blood smears, stained with Wright's stain. The investigated species and their families are as follows: Leptotyphlopidae [Leptotyphlops macrorhynchus (Jan 1861)], Typhlopidae [Typhlops vermicularis Merrem 1820], Boidae [Eryx jaculus (Linnaeus 1758)], Colubridae [Dolichophis jugularis (Linnaeus 1758), D. schmidti (Nikolsky 1909), D. caspius (Gmelin 1789), C. ventromaculatus Gray 1834, Hemorrhois nummifer (Reuss 1834), H. ravergieri (Menetries 1832), Platyceps collaris (Muller 1878), P. najadum (Eichwald 1831), Zamenis hohenackeri (Strauch 1873), Natrix natrix (Linnaeus 1758), N. tessellata (Laurenti 1768), Eirenis rothi Jan 1863, E. levantinus Schmidtler 1993, E. coronella (Schlegel 1837), E. barani Schmidtler 1988, E. eiselti Schmidtler & Schmidtler 1978, E. decemlineatus (Dumeril & Bibron 1854), E. modestus (Martin 1838), Rhynchocalamus melanocephalus (Jan 1862), Telescopus fallax (Fleischmann 1831), T. nigriceps (Ahl 1924), Malpolon monspessulanus (Hermann 1804), Spalerosophis diadema (Schlegel 1837), Viperidae [Montivipera xanthina (Gray 1849), M. wagneri (Nilson & Andren 1984), M. albizona (Nilson,, Andren & Flardh 1990), Vipera eriwanensis (Reuss 1933), Macrovipera lebetina (Linnaeus 1758)] and Elapidae [Walterinnesia aegyptia Lataste 1887].