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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Amphibians, Reptiles, Herpetology, Extinction, Population Trends, Iowa Fauna

Abstract

Sampling conducted from 1970 to 1980 indicates that ranges of about 69% of the species and subspecies of amphibians and reptiles found in the state are receeding. Of Iowa's 76 forms, 15% are considered in danger of extinction in the state, 22% threatened with ultimate extinction if corrective action is not taken, and 32% are declining. Only 8% have shown improvement in recent years and the remaining 22% appears relatively stable. Further studies are needed to precisely determine the status of each form and outline protective strategies.

Publication Date

March 1981

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

88

Issue

1

First Page

24

Last Page

27

Copyright

© Copyright 1981 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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