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1 June 2012 Long Distance Aquatic Movement and Home-Range Size of an Eastern Mud Turtle, Kinosternon subrubrum, Population in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States
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The aquatic movement patterns and home-range size of the Eastern Mud Turtle, Kinosternon subrubrum, have received little attention. We radio-tracked 5 adult females and 5 adult males during 2 yrs in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Our mean estimates of home-range size (18.6 ± 23 ha in 2008 and 16.3 ± 16.3 ha in 2009) and maximum aquatic distance traveled (815 ± 455 m in 2008 and 774 ± 331 m in 2009) suggest that K. subrubrum is highly adept at movement in aquatic environments.

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Gerardo Antonio Cordero, Rebecca Reeves, and Christopher W. Swarth "Long Distance Aquatic Movement and Home-Range Size of an Eastern Mud Turtle, Kinosternon subrubrum, Population in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States," Chelonian Conservation and Biology 11(1), 121-124, (1 June 2012). https://doi.org/10.2744/CCB-0874.1
Received: 8 July 2010; Accepted: 1 August 2011; Published: 1 June 2012
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