Observations on nest site selection, nest desertion, and embryonic survival in marbled salamanders

@inproceedings{Petranka1990ObservationsON,
  title={Observations on nest site selection, nest desertion, and embryonic survival in marbled salamanders},
  author={James W. Petranka},
  year={1990}
}
Data on the nesting biology of marbled salamanders (Ambystoma opacum) were obtained on 292 nests from 11 temporary pools in central North Carolina. About 6% of the nests were communal and contained eggs from two or three females. Each of the remaining nests contained a single clutch of eggs. Females placed nests primarily at moderate to high elevations in dried pond beds and rarely nested in pond bottoms. Embryonic survival was dependent on elevation of nests in some ponds, but not in others… CONTINUE READING

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