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    Author(s): Donald J. Brown; Mike Schrage; Dan Ryan; Ron A. Moen; Mark D. Nelson; Richard R. Buech
    Date: 2015
    Source: Herpetological Review. 46(2): 244-245.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    The 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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    Brown, 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.

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