Ecology and conservation of the twin-spotted rattlesnake, Crotalus pricei

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Title:
Ecology and conservation of the twin-spotted rattlesnake, Crotalus pricei
Author:
Prival, David Benjamin
Issue Date:
2000
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Although twin-spotted rattlesnakes (Crotalus pricei ) were first identified more than a century ago, little has been published about the ecology of this species and no information has been available regarding population characteristics. During 1997--99, I captured, measured, and marked 117 C. pricei in the Chiricahua Mountains to address this need for information. Lizards constituted the bulk of C. pricei prey, but their diet also included mammals, birds, and snakes. Mating and parturition were concentrated in August and early September. Movement patterns varied dramatically from year to year, as males moved substantially farther during the 1998 monsoon season (July--September) than in 1997. Crotalus pricei are sometimes collected illegally for the pet trade. About 90 people may have hunted for C. pricei at a well-known site during 1997--98. On average, snakes at this site were 38.1 mm smaller than snakes at other sites, an observation that could be attributed to collecting pressure.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Ecology.; Biology, Zoology.; Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natual Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Schwalbe, Cecil R.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEcology and conservation of the twin-spotted rattlesnake, Crotalus priceien_US
dc.creatorPrival, David Benjaminen_US
dc.contributor.authorPrival, David Benjaminen_US
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAlthough twin-spotted rattlesnakes (Crotalus pricei ) were first identified more than a century ago, little has been published about the ecology of this species and no information has been available regarding population characteristics. During 1997--99, I captured, measured, and marked 117 C. pricei in the Chiricahua Mountains to address this need for information. Lizards constituted the bulk of C. pricei prey, but their diet also included mammals, birds, and snakes. Mating and parturition were concentrated in August and early September. Movement patterns varied dramatically from year to year, as males moved substantially farther during the 1998 monsoon season (July--September) than in 1997. Crotalus pricei are sometimes collected illegally for the pet trade. About 90 people may have hunted for C. pricei at a well-known site during 1997--98. On average, snakes at this site were 38.1 mm smaller than snakes at other sites, an observation that could be attributed to collecting pressure.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Ecology.en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Zoology.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natual Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSchwalbe, Cecil R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1403178en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b41426678en_US
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