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Body size estimates for slider turtles in the United States, 1944-2010—Data

Data for journal manuscript: Unusual population attributes of invasive red-eared slider turtles (Trachemys scripta elegans) in Japan: do they have a performance advantage?


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Lovich, J.E., 2017, Body size estimates for slider turtles in the United States, 1944-2010—Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


These data are compiled from published studies of various subspecies of the slider turtle (Trachemys scripta) from throughout the native range of the species in the United States. Data include sample sizes of adult male and female turtles as well as various estimates of their body size as noted in the Comments column.


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Jeffrey E. Lovich
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Jeffrey E. Lovich
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Meredith Hartwell
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U.S. Geological Survey
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
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Southwest Biological Science Center

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The purpose for collecting these data was to make comparisons and contrasts with similar data for populations of slider turtles established as invasive species in Japan.


The author of these data requests 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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Updates to metadata, including title, citation, and rights, authorized by Terry Arundel on September 26, 2017. No changes were made to the data themselves.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F71C1V2B

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