Changes in a box turtle population during three decades




Studies of a Maryland population of marked box-turtles (Terrapene carolina) in 1945, 1955, 1965 and 1975 showed a pronounced decline in population size during the three decades; the greatest change came between 1965 and 1975, when numbers were reduced by half. Proportions of females and of young also declined. Fifteen % of the males and 11% of the females that were more than 20 years old in 1945 still were present in 1975; some probably were more than 80 years old.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Changes in a box turtle population during three decades
Series title Copeia
Volume 1978
Issue 2
Year Published 1978
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 221-225
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Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Copeia
First page 221
Last page 225
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