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1 July 2013 Home Range Characteristics and Overwintering Ecology of the Stripe-Necked Musk Turtle (Sternotherus minor peltifer) in Middle Tennessee
Joshua R. Ennen, A. Floyd Scott
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Abstract

Little is known about the movement behavior of the stripe-necked musk turtle, Sternotherus minor peltifer. Using radiotelemetry, we calculated mean (± SD) home range length, which was 341.4 ± 90.3 m, with home range length not differing between the sexes (males, 335 ± 194 m; females, 346 ± 79.5 m). Sternotherus m. peltifer were active in every month of the year but decreased their movement distance and frequency between December and March; during nonwinter and winter periods, individuals used limestone bluffs most often.

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Joshua R. Ennen and A. Floyd Scott "Home Range Characteristics and Overwintering Ecology of the Stripe-Necked Musk Turtle (Sternotherus minor peltifer) in Middle Tennessee," Chelonian Conservation and Biology 12(1), 199-203, (1 July 2013). https://doi.org/10.2744/CCB-1026.1
Received: 22 July 2012; Accepted: 1 September 2012; Published: 1 July 2013
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