Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-16-2018

Publication Title

Herpetological Conservation and Biology

Volume

13

Issue

3

Pages

609–616

Publisher Name

Herpetological Conservation and Biology

Abstract

We examined the life history and habitat characteristics for the Patch-nosed Salamander, Urspelerpes brucei. Body-size measurements of individuals captured using litter bags and by hand from 2008 to 2010 indicated that the larval period lasts at least 2 y, salamanders attain reproductive maturity at or shortly after metamorphosis, and adults have very little variation in body size. Occupied streams are characterized by small size, little water, and narrow, steep-walled ravines. Within occupied streams, larval capture rate was significantly and negatively related to mean water depth, underscoring the importance of protecting headwaters. We hypothesize that the only known population of U. brucei east of the Tugaloo River was isolated from the west-bank populations by the tremendous increase in wa

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Author Posting © The Authors, 2018. This article is posted here by permission of The Authors for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Herpetological Conservation and Biology, Volume 13, Issue 3, December 2018, http://www.herpconbio.org/Volume_13/Issue_3/Camp_etal_2018.pdf

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