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Characteristics of Sites Sampled for eDNA of Amphibians in Mendocino County, California, 2016

April 2, 2021

Stream-obligate amphibians are important indicators of ecosystem health in the Pacific Northwest, but distributional information to improve forest management is lacking in many regions. We analyzed archived DNA extracted from water samples in 60 pools within streams in private timberlands in Mendocino County, California, for 3 California Species of Special Concern - Coastal Tailed Frogs (Ascaphus truei), Foothill Yellow-legged Frogs (Rana boylii), and Southern Torrent Salamanders (Rhyacotriton variegatus) - to better understand their distributions in the region.

These data support the following publication:
Brian J Halstead, Caren S Goldberg, Robert B Douglas, Patrick M Kleeman, and David W Ulrich "OCCURRENCE OF A SUITE OF STREAM-OBLIGATE AMPHIBIANS IN TIMBERLANDS OF MENDOCINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, EXAMINED USING ENVIRONMENTAL DNA," Northwestern Naturalist 101(3), 194-209, (31 December 2020). https://doi.org/10.1898/1051-1733-101.3.194

Citation Information

Publication Year 2021
Title Characteristics of Sites Sampled for eDNA of Amphibians in Mendocino County, California, 2016
DOI 10.5066/P9Y88IOU
Authors Halstead Brian J, Kleeman Patrick M
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Western Ecological Research Center