OBSERVATIONS ON REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY AND BROODING BEHAVIOR OF THE OZARK ZIGZAG SALAMANDER, PLETHODON ANGUSTICLAVIUS

@inproceedings{Briggler2003OBSERVATIONSOR,
  title={OBSERVATIONS ON REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY AND BROODING BEHAVIOR OF THE OZARK ZIGZAG SALAMANDER, PLETHODON ANGUSTICLAVIUS},
  author={Jeffrey T. Briggler and William L. Puckette},
  year={2003}
}
Abstract Summer activity and nesting biology of Plethodon angusticlavius is poorly known. On 7 July 1999, 6 brooding females were discovered in a small cave in the Arkansas Ozarks. The salamanders were monitored during the summers of 1999 and 2000 to determine nesting behavior, oviposition date, clutch size, egg development, and hatching date. We documented the first report of egg deposition by P. angusticlavius and confirmed speculations on the reproductive habits and nesting behavior of an… 
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