The British Herpetological Society

The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.

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pdf 04. Haematological values of the rainbow lizard Agama agama L


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Authors: Olufemi A. Sodeinde And Adeyinka A. Ogunjobi

Abstract: Haematological values of blood of 82 rainbow lizards, Agama agama L. collected during the rainy season in Ago-lwoye, Nigeria were determined and the influence of age, sex and reproductive condition were investigated. Red blood cells were oval and nucleated and had a mean size of 18.6 by 13.0µ. Means of parameters commonly used in patho-physiological investigations were: red blood cell (RBC) - 0. 78 x 1012/1, white blood cell (WBC) - 0.46 x 1011/ 1, packed cell volume (PCV) - 28.9% and haemoglobin (Hb) - 6. 1 g/dl. There were differences in blood parameters between males and females (thrombocyte, WBC, Hb and red cell indices), adult and subadult males (Hb and PVC) and non-breeding, vitellogenic and ovigerous females (WBC, RBC and PCV)

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