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Dispersal and Movement of Newly Transformed Green Frogs, Rana clamitans

Eugene E. Schroeder
The American Midland Naturalist
Vol. 95, No. 2 (Apr., 1976), pp. 471-474
DOI: 10.2307/2424413
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2424413
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Dispersal and Movement of Newly Transformed Green Frogs, Rana clamitans
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Abstract

A study of dispersal and movements of newly transformed green frogs was conducted at the Mountain Lake Biological Station, Virginia. A total of 468 frogs were marked at Sylvatica Pond. Fifty-nine frogs captured in other areas were released at the study pond to measure their dispersal. Movement patterns of dispersing frogs reflected the physiographic features of the area. Two frogs were recaptured 4.8 ' from the study pond. Displacement studies revealed little immediate homing response. Six frogs of the original 468 had returned by the following summer.

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