Conservation and Biology

   August 2010

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Volume 5, Issue 2

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Quantitative assessment of intergradation between two subspecies of Painted Turtles, Chrysemys picta bellii and C. P. marginata, in the Algoma District of West Central Ontario, Canada.
Wayne F. Weller, Stephen J. Hecnar, Darlene R. Hecnar, Gary S. Casper, and F. Neil Dawson.

Pathogenicity of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in larval ambystomatid salamanders.
Matthew D. Venesky, Matthew J. Parris, and Ronald Altig.

Snakes in the grass: Secretive natural histories defy both conventional and progressive statistics.
David A. Steen

Genetic structuring of Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) populations on the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA.
Colleen S. Sinclair, Patrick J. Dawes, and Richard A. Seigel.

The effects of sand temperature on pre-emergent Green Sea Turtle hatchlings.
Luciano N. Segura and Rodrigo Cajade.

Prevalence of Salmonella in intestinal mucosal samples from free-ranging Red-eared Sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans) in Illinois.
Anne M. Readel, Christopher A. Phillips, and Tony L. Goldberg.

Habitat use and movements of Kingsnakes (Lampropeltis getula holbrooki) in a partially abandoned and reforested agricultural landscape.
Michael V. Plummer.

Status of the Culebra Island Giant Anole (Anolis roosevelti).
Ava Gaa Ojeda Kessler.

Influence of forest cover on tadpole vital rates in two tropical treefrogs.
Tanya J. Hawley.

Demographic and geographic variation in food habits of American Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis).
Steven W. Gabrey.


Symposium of the 6th World Congress of Herpetology
Reproduction in Reptiles: from Genes to Ecology

Reproduction in reptiles from genes to ecology: A retrospective and prospective vision.
Michael B. Thompson, Daniel G. Blackburn, and Scott L. Parker.

Paracellular and transcellular transport across the squamate uterine epithelium.
Joanna M. Biazik, Michael B. Thompson, and Christopher R. Murphy.

Reproductive specialization in a viviparous African skink and its implications for evolution and conservation.
Daniel G. Blackburn and Alexander F. Flemming.

Equal thermal opportunity does not result in equal gestation length in a cool-climate skink and gecko.
Alison Cree and Kelly M. Hare.

Conceptual model for thermal limits on the distribution of reptiles.
J. Sean Doody and Jennifer A. Moore.

Calcium ATPase localization in the uterus of two species of Pseudemoia (Lacertilia: Scincidae) with complex placentae.
Jacquie F. Herbert, Christopher R. Murphy, and Michael B. Thompson.

Evolution and development of the extraembryonic membranes in lizards: Heterochronies and placentotrophy.
Francisca Leal and Martha Patricia Ramírez-Pinilla 

Assisted breeding of skinks or how to teach a lizard old tricks!
Frank C. Molinia, Trent Bell, Grant Norbury, Alison Cree, and Dianne M. Gleeson.

Comparative placentation, epithelial plasticity and the "efficient barrier hypothesis."
Christopher R. Murphy.

Thermosensitive period for sex determination in the Tuatara.
Nicola J. Nelson, Jennifer A. Moore, Sushila Pillai, and Susan N. Keall.

Uterine angiogenesis in squamate reptiles: Implications for the evolution of viviparity.
Scott L. Parker, Christopher R. Murphy, and Michael B. Thompson.

Cytokines in vertebrate reproduction.
Luana Paulesu, Silke Jantra, Francesca Ietta, Rossana Brizzi, Anna Maria Avanzati, and Elisa Bigliardi.

Patterns of maternal provision and embryonic mobilization of calcium in oviparous and viviparous squamate reptiles.
James R. Stewart and Tom W. Ecay.

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Key to species on front coverUpper left: Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon fasciatus), Lower left: Black Rat Snake (Pantherophis obsoleta), Lower right: Six-lined Racerunner (Aspidoscelis sexlineatus).

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