MICROHABITAT USE, HOME RANGE, AND MOVEMENTS OF THE ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLE, MACROCHELYS TEMMINCKII, IN OKLAHOMA

@inproceedings{Riedle2006MICROHABITATUH,
  title={MICROHABITAT USE, HOME RANGE, AND MOVEMENTS OF THE ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLE, MACROCHELYS TEMMINCKII, IN OKLAHOMA},
  author={J. Daren Riedle and Paul A. Shipman and Stanley F. Fox and David M. Leslie},
  year={2006}
}
Abstract Little is known about the ecology of the alligator snapping turtle, Macrochelys temminckii, particularly demography and behavior. To learn more about the species in Oklahoma, we conducted a telemetry project on 2 small streams at Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, an 8,417.5-ha refuge located in east-central Oklahoma. Between June 1999 and August 2000, we fitted 19 M. temminckii with ultrasonic telemetry tags and studied turtle movements and microhabitat use. Turtles were checked 2 to… 

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