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WEC337: Necropsies of Reptiles: Recommendations and Techniques for Examining Invasive Species

Figure 4. The red line indicates the location of the ventral abdominal vein, which should be avoided when making the initial incisions to open the coelomic cavity. The yellow dashed line indicates where the incision should be, from cloaca to intermandibular space.

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