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Reproduction by the Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus)

Howard K. Reinert
The American Midland Naturalist
Vol. 105, No. 2 (Apr., 1981), pp. 393-395
Published by: University of Notre Dame
DOI: 10.2307/2424761
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2424761
Page Count: 3
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Reproduction by the Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus)
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Abstract

Sistrurus c. catenatus in western Pennsylvania has a biennial reproductive cycle, a late summer mating period and a mean brood size of 6.55 (99% Cl - 5.02-8.26). Comparison with published reports suggests geographic variation in reproductive potential for this species.

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