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Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Josef Weisgram

Department of Integrative Zoology
UZA1 Althanstraße 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria

phone: +43 1 4277 76305
fax: +43 1 4277 876305
mail: josef.weisgram@univie.ac.at

Publications

Heiss E, Natchev N, Schwaha T, Salaberger D, Lemell P, Beisser CJ, Weisgram J. 2011. Oropharyngeal morphology in the basal tortoise Manouria emys emys with comments on form and function of the testudinid tongue. Journal of Morphology 272: 1217-1229 [cover image]

Natchev N, Heiss E, Singer K, Kummer S, Salaberger D, Weisgram J. 2011. Structure and function of the feeding apparatus in the common musk turtle Sternotherus odoratus (Chelonia, Kinosternidae). Contributions to Zoology 80:143-156

Heiss E, Natchev N, Salaberger D, Gumpenberger M, Rabanser A, Weisgram J. 2010. Hurt yourself to hurt your enemy: new insights on the function of the bizarre antipredator mechanism in the salamandrid Pleurodeles waltl. Journal of Zoology 280:156-162

Natchev N, Lemell P, Heiss E, Beisser CJ, Weisgram J. 2010. Aquatic feeding in a terrestrial turtle: a functional-morphological study of the feeding apparatus in the Indochinese box turtle Cuora galbinifrons (Chelonia, Geoemydidae). Zoomorphology 129: 111-119

Heiss E, Natchev N, Beisser CJ, Lemell P, Weisgram J. 2010. The fish in the turtle: On the functionality of the oropharynx in the common musk turtle Sternotherus odoratus (Chelonia, Kinosternidae) concerning feeding and underwater respiration. The Anatomical Record 293: 1416-1424

Lemell P, Beisser CJ, Gumpenberger M, Snelderwaard P, Gemel R, Weisgram J. 2010. The feeding apparatus of Chelus fimbriatus (Pleurodira; Chelidae) - adaptation perfected? Amphibia-Reptilia 31: 97-107

Heiss E, Natchev N, Rabanser A, Weisgram J, Hilgers H. 2009. Three types of cutaneous glands in the skin of the salamandrid Pleurodeles waltl: A histological and ultrastructural study. Journal of Morphology 270:892-902

Natchev N, Heiss E, Lemell P, Stratev D, Weisgram J. 2009. Analysis of prey capture and food transport kinematics in two Asian box turtles, Cuora amboinensis and Cuora flavomarginata (Chelonia, Geoemydidae), with emphasis on terrestrial feeding patterns. Zoology. 112: 113-127

Natchev N, Heiss E, Lemell P, Kummer S, Schwaha T, Weisgram J. 2009. Kinematical analysis of animal behaviour - the challenge to increase the frame rate in digital high - speed cinematography. Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment  23SE: 117-120

Heiss E, Plenk H Jr, Weisgram J. 2008. Microanatomy of the palatal mucosa of the Malayan box turtle, Cuora amboinensis, and functional implications. Anatomical Record 291: 876-885

Beisser CJ, Lemell P, Weisgram J. 2004: The dorsal lingual epithelium of Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima incisia (Chelonia, Cryptodira). The Anatomical Record Part A 277A: 227-235

Lemell P, Lemell C, Snelderwaard P, Gumpenberger M, Wochesländer R, Weisgram J. 2002. Feeding Patterns of Chelus fimbriatus (Pleurodira: Chelidae). The Journal of Experimental Biology 205: 1495-1506

Beisser CJ, Lemell P, Weisgram J. 2001. Light and electron microscopy of the dorsal lingual epithelium of Pelusios castaneus (Pleurodira, Chelidae) with special respect to its feeding mechanics. Tissue & Cell 33: 63-71

Wochesländer R, Gumpenberger M, Weisgram J. 2000. Intraoral food transport in Testudo hermanni (Chelonia, Cryptodira) - a radiographic video analysis. Netherlands Journal of Zoology 50: 445-454

Lemell P, Beisser CJ, Weisgram J. 2000. Morphology and function of the feeding apparatus of Pelusios castaneus (Chelonia; Pleurodira). Journal of Morphology 244: 127-135

Wochesländer R, Hilgers H, Weisgram J. 1999. Feeding mechanism of Testudo hermanni boettgeri (Chelonia, Cryptodira). Netherlands Journal of Zoology 49: 1-13

Beisser CJ, Weisgram J, Hilgers H, Splechtna† H. 1998. Fine structure of the dorsal lingual epithelium of Trachemys scripta elegans (Chelonia: Emydidae). The Anatomical Record 250: 127-135

Lemell P, Weisgram J. 1997. Feeding patterns of Pelusios castaneus (Chelonia: Pleurodira). Netherlands Journal of Zoology 47: 429-441

Weisgram J, Splechtna H, Hilgers H, Walzl M, Leitner W, Seidler H. 1996. Remarks on the anatomy of a mummified cat regarding to the extent of preservation. in: Human Mummies. A Global Survey of their Status and the Techniques of Conservation. (SPINDLER, K.; WILFLING, H.; RASTBICHLER-ZISSERNIG, E.; ZUR NEDDEN, D.; NOTHDURFTER, H.; eds.), Springer Verlag-Wien 1996: 289-294

Beisser CJ, Weisgram J, Splechtna H. 1995. The dorsal lingual epithelium of Platemys pallidipectoris (Pleurodira, Chelidae). Journal of Morphology 226: 267-276

Weisgram J, Zweers GA. 1994. Head-shaking mechanism in the mallard Anas platyrhynchos. Journal für Ornithologie 135: 58-59

Weisgram J, Splechtna H. 1992. Cervical Movement During Feeding in Chelodina novaeguinaeae (Chelonia, Pleurodira). Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Anatomie und Ontogenie der Tiere 122: 331-337

Bout RG, Kardong KV, Weisgram J. 1992. Modelling neck postures. Zoologisches Jahrbuch der Anatomie 122: 171

The Functional Anatomy of Cranial and Cervical Systems (SPLECHTNA H, WEISGRAM J.; eds.) G. Fischer Verlag, Jena-Stuttgart-New York  1992,  242 p.

Weisgram J, Splechtna H. 1990. Intervertebral movability in the neck of two turtle species (Testudo hermanni hermanni, Pelomedusa subrufa). Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Anatomie und Ontogenie der Tiere 120: 425-431

Weisgram J, Ditrich H, Splechtna H. 1989. Comparative functional anatomical study of the oral cavity in two turtle species. Plzen.lek.Sborn., 59: 117-122

Weisgram J, Splechtna H. 1989. Movability in cervical vertebrae joints during head retraction in Pleurodira and Cryptodira (Pelomedusa subrufa, Testudo hermanni hermanni). Proceedings of the First World Congress of Herpetology, Canterbury, UK

Weisgram J, Zweers GA. 1987. Avian Cranio-cervical Systems PartII: Arthrology of the occipito-cervical System in the Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos L.). Acta morphologica Neerlando-Scandinavica 25: 157-166

Weisgram J. 1985. Feeding mechanics of Claudius angustatus COPE 1865. In: DUNKER/FLEISCHER (eds.) Fortschritte der Zoologie Vol. 30, Gustav Fischer, Stuttgart-New York, 257-260.

Published Abstracts

Heiss E, Weisgram J, Natchev N. 2009. Feeding performance in two chelonian frontier-runners: Manouria emys and Sternotherus odoratus. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 153: 126
(SEB Annual Main Meeting; Glasgow, UK)

Heiss E, Natchev N, Weissenbacher A, Weisgram J. 2009. Fast and furious: Prey capture in the Chinese giant salamander Andrias davidianus. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 153: 131
(SEB Annual Main Meeting; Glasgow, UK)

Natchev N, Heiss E, Lemell P, Weisgram J. 2009. Diversity in terrestrial food uptake strategies within testudinoids (Chelonia; Cryptodira). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 153: 94-95
(SEB Annual Main Meeting; Glasgow, UK)

Heiss E, Natchev N, Weisgram J. 2008. On the biochemical and bizarre mechanical defensive strategies of the salamandrid Pleurodeles waltl. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 150: 95
(SEB Annual Main Meeting; Marseille, F)

Natchev N, Heiss E, Lemell P, Weisgram J. 2008. Kinematic analysis of prey capture, prey transport and swallowing in the common musk turtle Sternotherus odoratus (Chelonia, Kinosternidae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 150: 95
(SEB Annual Main Meeting; Marseille, F)

Heiss E, Wolfram MT, Redl E, Schwaha T, Weisgram J. 2008. Defense mechanisms of Pleurodeles waltl (Amphibia, Urodela) against predators. Annual of the Konstantin Preslavsky Univeristy, Shumen, 18, B6: 99-108
(Natural Sciences’ 2007 Scientific Conference; Varna, BG)

Natchev N, Heiss E, Weisgram J. 2008. On the hyobranchial musculature in Cuora amboinensis  (Daudin, 1802): Chelonia, Geoemydidae. Annual of Konstantin Preslavsky University, Shumen vol. XVIII(B6): 109-119
(Natural Sciences’ 2007 Scientific Conference; Varna, BG)

Natchev N, Lemell P, Weisgram J. 2007. Feeding patterns of asian box turtles - a comparative study on Cuora amboinensis and Cuora flavomarginata (Chelonia, Emydidae). Journal of Morphology 268: 1110
(8th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology; Paris, F)

Natchev N, Lemell P, Weisgram J. 2007. Feeding patterns in Cuora galbinifrons (Bourret, 1939). Journal of Morphology 268: 1110
(8th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology; Paris, F)

Heiss E, Plenk H Jr, Weisgram J. 2007. Structure and function of the palatal oral mucosa of the Malayan box turtle, Cuora amboinensis (Daudin, 1802). Journal of Morphology 268: 1081-1082
(8th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology; Paris, F)

Beisser CJ, Weisgram J. 2001. Dorsal tongue morphology and lingual glands in chelonians. Journal of Morphology 248: 205
(6th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology; Jena, Germany)

Weisgram J, Beisser CJ, Lemell P, Wochesländer R. 2001. Aquatic versus terrestrial - which is the primitive turtle feeding mode? Journal of Morphology 248: 299
(6th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology; Jena, Germany)

Lemell P, Beisser CJ, Weisgram J. 1997. Feeding patterns of Pelusios castaneus (Chelonia: Pleurodira) with comments on the morphology of its tongue. Journal of Morphology 232: 285
(5th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology; Bristol, UK)

Weisgram J. 1997. Different feeding mechanisms in turtles. Journal of Morphology 232: 239
(5th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology; Bristol, UK)

Beisser CJ, Lemell P, Weisgram J. 1997. Morphology of the tongue surface of Pelusios castaneus (Chelonia: Pleurodira) with comments on its function. Journal of Morphology 232: 233
(5th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology; Bristol, UK)

Wochesländer R, Weisgram J. 1997. The feeding mechanism of Testudo hermanni (Chelonia: Cryptodira). Journal of Morphology 232: 341
(5th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology; Bristol, UK)

Lemell P, Weisgram J. 1996. The feeding patterns of Pelusios adansonii (Chelonia: Pleurodira). In: Proceedings of the Workshop "The functional anatomy of cranial and cervical systems", Leiden 1996

Weisgram J, Splechtna H, Zweers GA. 1994. The cervical system of Chelodina novaeguinaeae (Chelonia, Pleurodira). Journal of Morphology 220: 409-410
(4th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology; Chicago, Illinois, USA)

 

Scientific Films

Weisgram J, Lemell P, Wochesländer R. 1989. Aquatische und terrestrische Nahrungsaufnahme bei Schildkröten. Film C 2726 ÖWF.

Weisgram J. 1982. Claudius angustatus (Kinosternidae)- Nahrungsaufnahme. Film Cf1781 der BHWK Wien, Wiss. Film 28: 30-35.

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