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TRAD: Thermal traits of anurans database for the Southeastern United States

May 18, 2023

We present ATraiU-TaDS: Anuran Traits of the United States - Thermal Data for Southeastern Species, a database of thermoregulation trait values related to physiological (critical thermal minima and maxima, preferred temperature, mass) and behavioral thermoregulation (activity period, retreat emergence temperature, basking temperature, foraging temperature minimum and maximum) for 40 anuran species found within the southeastern United States. Using a species-centric approach, we collated this database by first identifying trait values from large reservoirs of amphibian ecology and natural history and then searching the literature using primarily Web of Science to thoroughly identify available thermoregulation trait data. The ATraiU-TaDS database provides a data reservoir for thermoregulation trait data that extends the ecological trait data stored in ATraiU (Moore et al., 2020). In total, the ATraiU-TaDS database contains 858 reported trait values from 267 peer reviewed papers, dissertations, thesises, or rarely guides. ATraiU-TaDS has a 43.9% matrix completion, 47.5% median trait coverage (species with at least one value for each trait) and 44% median trait completeness (traits with at least one value for each species).

Publication Year 2023
Title TRAD: Thermal traits of anurans database for the Southeastern United States
DOI 10.5066/P9HZFHSR
Authors Traci P DuBose, Victorjose Catalan, Chloe E Moore, Vincent R Farallo, Abigail L Benson, Jessica Dade, William A Hopkins, Meryl Mims
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Science Analytics and Synthesis Program