Descriptive Ecology of a Turtle Assemblage in an Urban Landscape
Conner, Christopher A., Douthitt, Brooke A., Ryan, Travis J., The American Midland Naturalist
We studied turtle populations inhabiting a canal and a lake (both man-made) within a heavily disturbed, urban setting. Six aquatic and semi-aquatic turtle species were collected in both habitats: spiny softshell turtle (Apolone spinifera), painted turtle (Chrysemys picta), common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina), common map turtle (Graptemys geographica), common musk turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) and red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta). While G. geographica was the most common species in the canal habitat, T. scripta was most common in the lake habitat. We describe patterns of sexual size dimorphism and sex ratios for the three most abundant species (G. …
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Publication information: Article title: Descriptive Ecology of a Turtle Assemblage in an Urban Landscape. Contributors: Conner, Christopher A. - Author, Douthitt, Brooke A. - Author, Ryan, Travis J. - Author. Journal title: The American Midland Naturalist. Volume: 153. Issue: 2 Publication date: April 2005. Page number: 428+. © 1995 University of Notre Dame, Department of Biological Sciences. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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