Verified non-indigenous amphibians and reptiles in Florida from 1863 through 2010: Outlining the invasion process and identifying invasion pathways and stages

@article{Krysko2011VerifiedNA,
  title={Verified non-indigenous amphibians and reptiles in Florida from 1863 through 2010: Outlining the invasion process and identifying invasion pathways and stages},
  author={K. L. Krysko and Joseph P. Burgess and M. Rochford and Christopher R. Gillette and D. Cueva and Kevin M. Enge and Louis A. Somma and J. Stabile and Dustin M. Smith and Joseph A. Wasilewski and Guy N. Kieckhefer and M. Granatosky and S. V. Nielsen},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2011},
  volume={3028},
  pages={1-64}
}
We follow a biological invasion model that consists of a series of five consecutive obligatory stages, concluding with stages 4a and 5 (i.e., widespread = invasive species). The State of Florida is infamous for having the most introduced (stages 2–5) amphibians and reptiles in the United States. However, there is disagreement regarding their numbers as well as identification in some cases. Unverified claims of species being introduced (stage 2), or established (stages 3–5) without evidence (i.e… Expand

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