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1 January 2011 Nesting Ecology and Hatching Success of the Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina, on Long Island, New York
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While many aspects of the reproductive ecology of Eastern Box Turtles are well known, numerous gaps remain regarding inter-populational variation in clutch size, egg viability and clutch frequency, all vital components of population models. We collected data on nesting ecology of a dense Long Island population of Eastern Box Turtles for three years. Average clutch size was only 4.1 eggs/clutch, which is surprisingly low compared to a nearby population. Conversely, egg viability at this site was site was surprisingly high (95%). It also appears that Eastern Box Turtles lay only one clutch/year, in the later half of June, in southeastern New York.

Russell L. Burke and William Capitano "Nesting Ecology and Hatching Success of the Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina, on Long Island, New York," The American Midland Naturalist 165(1), 137-142, (1 January 2011). https://doi.org/10.1674/0003-0031-165.1.137
Received: 27 April 2010; Accepted: 1 August 2010; Published: 1 January 2011
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