Verified non-indigenous amphibians and reptiles in Florida from 1863 through 2010: Outlining the invasion process and identifying invasion pathways and stages
Vouchers are used to confirm interceptions and introductions of all known non-indigenous amphibians and reptiles in Florida from 1863 through 2010, provide a list of these species along with their invasion pathways and current ecological status, and provide a species account for each newly confirmed species.
HABITAT DIFFERENCES AFFECTING AGE CLASS DISTRIBUTIONS OF THE HELLBENDER SALAMANDER, CRYPTOBRANCHUS ALLEGANIENSIS
The less secure larval habitat within the Little River population makes larvae more susceptible to capture, and coupled with reduced crayfish populations, translates to fewer adult C. alleganiensis.
Seasonal Activity of the Florida Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula floridana (Serpentes: Colubridae) in Southern Florida
- K. Krysko
- Environmental Science
- 1 July 2002
An apparent ontogenetic shift in diel activity occurred at approximately 90 cm SVL, where secretive juveniles gradually become more diurnal, whereas juveniles exhibit crepuscular and nocturnal behaviors.
Status of the Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus) in Southwestern Florida
- Kevin M. Enge, K. Krysko, K. R. Hankins, T. Campbell, F. W. King
- Environmental Science
- 1 December 2004
Abstract The Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus), the longest lizard in Africa, was first observed in southwestern peninsular Florida in the Cape Coral area of Lee County ca. 1990. From April 2001…
SCIENTIFIC AND STANDARD ENGLISH NAMES OF AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF NORTH AMERICA NORTH OF MEXICO, WITH COMMENTS REGARDING CONFIDENCE IN OUR UNDERSTANDING
Taxonomic assessment of Alligator Snapping Turtles (Chelydridae: Macrochelys), with the description of two new species from the southeastern United States.
The morphological and molecular data both indicate significant geographical variation and suggest three species-level breaks among genetic lineages that correspond to previously hypothesized genetic assemblages, which has conservation and management implications in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.
First report of the Mourning Gecko, Lepidodactylus lugubris (Duméril & Bibron 1836), from The Bahamas
The Mourning Gecko is uncertain of its introduction pathway on North Bimini, but it likely arrived as a stowaway on cargo or plants because of the high number of tourists visiting the island, as well as ornamental plants being imported for landscaping.
A NEW SPECIES OF CYRTOPODION (GEKKONIDAE: GEKKONINAE) FROM PAKISTAN
A new species of bent-toed gecko, Cyrtopodion brachykolon is described from a series of specimens collected in 1991 from Manshera and lower Swat districts, Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan.…
Variability of tetrodotoxin and of its analogues in the red-spotted newt, Notophthalmus viridescens (Amphibia: Urodela: Salamandridae).