Origins and branches of the tortoise's left and dorsal aortas arteries (Geochelone carbonaria, Spix, 1824)

Authors

  • Tânia Negreiros Faria Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP
  • Arani Nanci Bomfim Mariana Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95962001000400002

Keywords:

Anatomy, Aorta, Geochelone carbonaria

Abstract

We worked with 6 tortoises, 3 females and 3 males of the species Geochelone carbonaria, in order to describe the main arteries, which vascularize the organs of the coelomic cavity. We observed that the left aorta lengthen three main branches in order to irrigate the organs of the animal's cranial area, before it joins the right aorta to form the dorsal aorta, which is in charge of the nutrition of the caudal area of the animal, through several branches coming irregularly in quantity and origin.

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Published

2001-01-01

How to Cite

Faria, T. N., & Mariana, A. N. B. (2001). Origins and branches of the tortoise’s left and dorsal aortas arteries (Geochelone carbonaria, Spix, 1824). Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 38(4), 155-159. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95962001000400002

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BASIC SCIENCES

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