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Novotný, M., Danko, S., & Havaš, P. (2004). Activity cycle and reproductive characteristics of the european pond turtle (emys orbicularis) in the tajba national nature reserve, slovakia. Biologia (Bratislava), 59(Suppl. 14), 113–121. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
BibTeX citation key: Novotn2004
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Categories: General
Keywords: Emydidae, Emys, Emys orbicularis, Europa = Europe, Habitat = habitat, Physiologie = physiology, Schildkröten = turtles + tortoises
Creators: Danko, Havaš, Novotný
Collection: Biologia (Bratislava)
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Only one reproducing population of Emys orbicularis is known to occur in Slovakia. It lives in the Tajba reserve in the Southeast Slovak lowlands. Hibernation terminates in late March or early April. Turtles mate immidiately after overwintering. Females nest from mid-May to the end of June on meadows and abandoned vineyards south of the water body. Two clutches are produced per nesting season. The average egg number is 12.2 per clutch (range 6–16; n = 21). Young turtles hatch after 2.5–3 months, hibernate in the nest chambers and emerge in the next spring (mid-April to mid-May). Activity decreases quickly from late September onwards and turtles become dormant during the first December decade when the water surface gets ice-covered.
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