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Amphibian chytrid swab data from Mendocino County, California (2016 - 2020)

February 23, 2022

This dataset includes results from external skin swabbing of Rana boylii and Dicamptodon tenebrosus to test for the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis from Fox Creek in Mendocino County, California, in 2016-2020. Morphological measurements of swabbed animals were recorded, and Rana boylii had a unique identifier (pit tag) inserted beneath their skin for identification in future capture events.

These data supports the following publication:
Belasen, A.M., Peek, R.A., Adams, A.J., Russell, I.D., De León, M.E., Adams, M.J., Bettaso, J., Breedveld, K.G.H., Catenazzi, A., Dillingham, C.P. and Grear, D.A., 2024. Chytrid infections exhibit historical spread and contemporary seasonality in a declining stream-breeding frog. Royal Society Open Science, 11(1), p.231270.

Publication Year 2022
Title Amphibian chytrid swab data from Mendocino County, California (2016 - 2020)
DOI 10.5066/P9S2F4VE
Authors Patrick M Kleeman, Brian J Halstead, Daniel A Grear
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Western Ecological Research Center - Headquarters