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    Author(s): Josh B. Pierce; Craig Rudolph; Christopher A. Melder; Beau B. Gregory
    Date: 2016
    Source: Herpetological Review. 47(2): 315
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    Pierce, Josh B.; Rudolph, D. Craig; Melder, Christopher A.; Gregory, Beau B. 2016. Pituophis ruthveni (Louisiana pinesnake) Reproduction/breeding phenology. Herpetological Review. 47(2): 315.


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