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Population structure of the alligator snapping turtle, macrochelys temminckii, on the western edge of its distribution

Chelonian Conservation and Biology

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DOI: 10.2744/CCB-0646.1

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Abstract

A mark-recapture project on Macrochelys temminckii was conducted between 1997 and 2000 at Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, Muskogee and Sequoyah counties, in eastern Oklahoma. Turtles were captured in all streams and exhibited equal sex ratios, marked sexual-size dimorphism, and population densities between 28 and 34 animals per km stretch of stream. There was evidence of past population perturbations, with very few large adults captured, and a cohort of subadults highly underrepresented. ?? 2008 Chelonian Research Foundation.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Population structure of the alligator snapping turtle, macrochelys temminckii, on the western edge of its distribution
Series title:
Chelonian Conservation and Biology
DOI:
10.2744/CCB-0646.1
Volume
7
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2008
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Chelonian Conservation and Biology
First page:
100
Last page:
104