Ecology and conservation of an endangered rattlesnake, Sistrurus catenatus, in Missouri, USA

@inproceedings{Seigel1986EcologyAC,
  title={Ecology and conservation of an endangered rattlesnake, Sistrurus catenatus, in Missouri, USA},
  author={Richard A. Seigel},
  year={1986}
}
Abstract The life history and ecology of the massasauga Sistrurus catenatus , an endangered rattlesnake, was studied from 1979 to 1983 at the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, USA. Except for tail length, this population exhibits little sexual dimorphism. Massasaugas are active from April to October, and are primarily diurnal, except in summer. Snakes are found mainly in a cordgrass prairie in spring and autumn, utilising drier, upland areas in summer. Mean brood size for this… CONTINUE READING

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