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Changes in a box turtle population during three decades

June 16, 2010

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1978
Title Changes in a box turtle population during three decades
DOI
Authors L. F. Stickel
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Copeia
Series Number
Index ID 5222825
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center