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Turtle Reproductive Ecology Data, New Mexico, 2012-2013

Data for journal manuscript: Aspects of the Reproductive Ecology of Female Turtles in New Mexico

Dates

Start Date
2012-06-13
End Date
2013-06-20
Release Date
2016
Publication Date

Citation

Lovich, J.E., 2016, Turtle reproductive ecology data, New Mexico, 2012-2013: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7N014N2.

Summary

These data represent reproductive ecology characteristics for 4 species of mature female turtles captured at Elephant Butte Reservoir on the Rio Grande River in New Mexico, during two field survey periods in June 2012 and 2013. Data were collected on female reproductive ecology including clutch size, egg size, timing of egg production, and the percentage of reproductive females using X-radiography. The purpose of these data are to add to the deficient information on the reproductive ecology of four turtle species at the Elephant Butte Reservoir on the Rio Grande and Black River in New Mexico. Data contained in this worksheet were analyzed to determine clutch and egg sizes for four native species of turtles (Apalone spinifera, Chrysemys [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Jeffrey E Lovich
Originator :
Jeffrey E. Lovich
Metadata Contact :
Terry Arundel
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Southwest Biological Science Center

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Purpose

The purpose of these data is to add to the deficient information on the reproductive ecology of four turtle species in at the Elephant Butte Reservoir on the Rio Grande and Black River in New Mexico. Data were collected on female reproductive ecology including clutch size, egg size, timing of egg production, and the percentage of reproductive females using X-radiography. These data were used to analyze clutch and egg sizes for four native species of turtles (Apalone spinifera, Chrysemys picta, Pseudemys gorzugi, and Trachemys gaigeae gaigeae).

Rights

The author of these data request that data users contact them regarding intended use and to assist with understanding limitations and interpretation. Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data for other purposes, nor on all computer systems, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7N014N2

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