Comparative demography of black rat snakes (Elaphe obsoleta) in Ontario and Maryland

@inproceedings{BlouinDemers2006ComparativeDO,
  title={Comparative demography of black rat snakes (Elaphe obsoleta) in Ontario and Maryland},
  author={Gabriel Blouin-Demers and Kent A. Prior},
  year={2006}
}
  • Gabriel Blouin-Demers, Kent A. Prior
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • This study investigated how demographic characteristics of black rat snakes Elaphe obsoleta are affected by the length of the active season, and also used the resulting demographic data to determine the proximate factors responsible for male-biased sexual size dimorphism (SSD) in the species. Demographic data collected from 1981 to 1998 in Ontario (ON; 583 males and 588 females) and from 1942 to 1976 in Maryland (MD; 180 males and 150 females) were used to develop growth models with the von… CONTINUE READING

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