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Glyptemys insculpta (wood turtle). Longevity in the wildAuthor(s): Donald J. Brown; Mike Schrage; Dan Ryan; Ron A. Moen; Mark D. Nelson; Richard R. Buech
Source: Herpetological Review. 46(2): 244-245.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionThe previous published record for oldest male and female G. insculpta in the wild was 42 and 46 years old, respectively. Both individuals were from a population in Pennsylvania (Ernst 2001. Chelonian Conserv. Biol. 4:94-99). Here, we report 3 males and 22 females in Minnesota, USA, that exceed the published longevity records (specific locations withheld in compliance with state of Minnesota data practices law).
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CitationBrown, Donald J.; Schrage, Mike; Ryan, Dan; Moen, Ron A.; Nelson, Mark D.; Buech, Richard R. 2015. Glyptemys insculpta (wood turtle) Longevity in the wild. Herpetological Review. 46(2): 244-245.
- Status of a wood turtle (Glyptemys Insculpta) population in northeastern Minnesota
- Survey and analysis design for wood turtle population monitoring
- Identification of wood turtle nesting areas for protection and management
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