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Differences in habitat use by blanding's turtles, Emydoidea blandingii, and painted turtles, Chysemys picta, in the Nebraska sandhills

American Midland Naturalist

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https://doi.org/10.1674/0003-0031(2003)149[0241:DIHUBB]2.0.CO;2

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Abstract

We sampled a variety of wetlands in the Nebraska sandhills at Valentine National Wildlife Refuge. Significantly more individuals of painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) occurred in lakes and open waters than in marshes or small ponds, and the opposite was true for Blanding's turtles (Emydoidea blandingii). Besides this marked difference in habitat use, 46% of the captured E. blandingii in pond/marsh habitat were juveniles, but only 31.6% in lakes and open water. Current information suggests that marshes and small ponds are important habitat for juvenile turtles, especially Emydoidea blandingii.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Differences in habitat use by blanding's turtles, Emydoidea blandingii, and painted turtles, Chysemys picta, in the Nebraska sandhills
Series title:
American Midland Naturalist
DOI:
10.1674/0003-0031(2003)149[0241:DIHUBB]2.0.CO;2
Volume:
149
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame
Contributing office(s):
Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Description:
4 p.
First page:
241
Last page:
244
Country:
United States
State:
Nebraska
Other Geospatial:
Nebraska Sandhills