Nesting frequency and success: implications for the demography of painted turtles ( Chrysemys picta).

D. W. Tinkle, J. D. Congdon, P. C. Rosen

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Abstract

Average clutch size of Chrysemys picta in SE Michigan was 7.55, with body size accounting for only 9-13% of the variance. From 30-50% of the females possibly do not reproduce every year, but c.6% reproduce twice in a given year. Predation within 48 h of egg- laying is responsible for the failure of 20% of the nests. An additional 12% nest failure is due to other causes.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1426-1432
Number of pages7
JournalEcology
Volume62
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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