Home range characteristics and overwintering ecology of the stripe-necked musk turtle (Sternotherus minor peltifer) in middle Tennessee

Chelonian Conservation and Biology
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Abstract

Little is known about the movement behavior of the stripe-necked musk turtle, Sternotherus minor peltifer. Using radiotelemetry, we calculated mean (± SD) home range length, which was 341.4 ± 90.3 m, with home range length not differing between the sexes (males, 335 ± 194 m; females, 346 ± 79.5 m). Sternotherus m. peltifer were active in every month of the year but decreased their movement distance and frequency between December and March; during nonwinter and winter periods, individuals used limestone bluffs most often.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Home range characteristics and overwintering ecology of the stripe-necked musk turtle (Sternotherus minor peltifer) in middle Tennessee
Series title Chelonian Conservation and Biology
DOI 10.2744/CCB-1026.1
Volume 12
Issue 1
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher Chelonian Research Foundation
Publisher location Lunenburg, MA
Contributing office(s) Southwest Biological Science Center
Description 5 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Chelonian Conservation and Biology
First page 199
Last page 203
Country United States
State Tennessee
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