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Reproductive biology of female prairie rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridis viridis) in Alberta

Description

Many aspects of the biology of prairie rattlesnakes are not well described. This study used mark-recapture to follow the reproductive histories of female prairie rattlesnakes at two hibemacula in southeastern Alberta over a three year period (2004-2006). In addition, radio-telemetry was used to track the movements of females, revealing the location of several rookeries where gravid females were aggregated. This findings contribute to the understanding of the species’ capacity to recover should populations decline, and a measure of the resilience of the species and its habitat to direct or indirect environmental pressures, aiding wildlife managers to determine the appropriate conservation status.

Updated

March 1, 2007

Tags
endangered species prairie rattlesnake rattlesnakes reptiles snakes species at risk wildlife conservation wildlife habitat

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Alternative Title

Alberta species at risk report no. 103

Alternative Title

Reproductive biology of female prairie rattlesnakes in Alberta

Extent

34 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Sustainable Resource Development (2001-2006, 2006-2013)

Contributor

Jorgensen, Dennis

Contributor

Nicholson, Joel

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2007-03-01

Date Added

2016-03-07T22:02:26.277074

Date Modified

2007-03-01

Date Issued

2007-03-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9780778554264

ISBN (print)

9780778554257

ISSN (online)

1496-7146

ISSN (print)

1496-7219

NEOS catalogue key

3872571

Local Identifier

I/263

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks