Volume 10, Issue 1 (June 2015)



In Memoriam: James Ray Dixon, A Texas Herpetological Icon (1928 - 2015).

Chris T. McAllister and Michael R. Forstner


Research Articles


Spatial Requirements of Different Life-stages of the Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta) from a Distinct Population
Segment in the Northern Gulf of Mexico.

Margaret M. Lamont, Nathan Putman, Ikuko Fujisaki, and Kristen Hart

How do Predators Locate Nests of Ornate Box Turtles (Terrapene ornata)? A Field Experiment.

Neil P. Bernstein, S. Andrew McCollom, and Robert W Black

Evaluation of Methods for Estimating Species Richness and Abundance of Reptiles in Olive Groves.

Antonio J. Carpio, M. Cabrera, and Francisco S. Tortosa

High Genetic Connectivity in Wood Frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) and Spotted Salamanders (Ambystoma
) in a Commercial Forest.

Stephanie S. Coster, Kimberly J. Babbitt, and Adrienne I. Kovach

Use of Drone Technology as a Tool for Behavioral Research: A Case Study of Crocodilian Nesting.

Luke J. Evans, T. Hefin Jones, Keeyen Pang, Meaghan N. Evans, Silvester Saimin, and Benoit Goosens

Home Range and Habitat Selection in the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrepene carolina carolina) in a Longleaf Pine
(Pinus palustris) Reserve.

Sasha E. Greenspan, Erin P. Codon and Lora L. Smith

Among-population Variation in Monthly and Annual Survival of the Baja California Tree Frog, Pseudacris
hypochondriaca curta
, in Desert Oases of Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Victor H. Luja, R. Rodrígue-Estrella, Michael Schaub, and Bendikt R. Schmidt

Low Prevalence of the Amphibian Pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Desiree Moffitt, Lori A. Williams, Amanda Hastings, M. Worth Pugh, Michael M. Gangloff, and Lynn Siefferman

A Comparison of the Flight Initiation Distances of Male and Female American Bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus)
and Green Frogs (Lithobates clamitans).

Donald T. McKnight and Hunter J. Howell

Effects of Processing Time on Whole Blood and Plasma Samples from Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta)
1H-NMR-based Metabolomics.

Jennifer N. Niemuth, Craig A. Harms, and Michael K. Stoskopf

Nesting Success and Barrier Breaching: Assessing the Effectiveness of Roadway Fencing in Diamondback
Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin).

Hannah E. Reses, Alison R. Davis Rabosky, and Roger C. Wood

Environmental Substrates Alter Survival and Foraging Efficiencies in Tadpoles.

Shane M. Hanlon, Kyle J. Lynch, Jacob L. Kerby, and Matthew J. Parris

Multiyear Monitoring (2007-2013) of the Flat-tailed Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma mcallii).

Daniel J. Leavitt, Jimmie Collins, Cat Crawford, Jack Crayon, Tyler J. Grant, Nicholas B. Heatwole, Eric V. Hollenbeck,
Michael F. Ingraldi, Linden Piest, Kevin Ponce, Robert J. Powell, Aimee Roach, Abigail S. Rosenberg, Felicia M. Sirchia,
Daniel M. Steward, Erica Stewart, Andrew Trouette, and Robert E. Lovich

Head-started Desert Tortoises (Gopherus agassizii): Movements, Survivorship and Mortality Causes
Following their Release.

Kenneth A. Nagy, L. Scott Hillard, Michael W. Tuma, and David J. Morafka

Commercial Farming of Leiolepis guttata in Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam: Implications for Conservation and

Anne-Julie Rochette, Tinh Tran, Abigail de Martynoff, François Malaisse, and André Théwis

Homing Behavior of the Northern Spring Salamander, Gyrinophilus porphyriticus, in a Northeastern United States
Headwater Stream.

Emily A. Deitchler, Jon M. Davenport, and Winsor H. Lowe

The Effect of Toe-Clipping on the Survival of Gecko and Skink Species.

Marion Hoehn, Klaus Henle, and Bernd Gruber

Site Fidelity, Movement, and Visibility Following Translocation of Ornate Box Turtles (Terrapene ornata ornata)
from a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in the High Plains of Texas.

J. Alan Sosa and Gad Perry

A Preliminary Investigation into the Short-Term Effects of a Prescribed Fire on Habitat Quality for a Snake

David A. Steen, Portia A. Osborne, Martin Dovčiak, David A. Patrick, and James P. Gibbs

Patterns of Reptile Diversity Loss in Response to Degradation in the Spiny Forest of Southern Madagascar.

Ole Theisinger and Marcel Christian Ratianarivo

Spatial Ecology of Blanding's Turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) in Southcentral New Hampshire with Implications to
Road Mortality.

Leroy J. Walston, Stephen J. Najjar, Kirk E. LaGory, and Sean M. Drake



Symposium - Chelonian Head-Starting


Learning About Head-Starting Turtles from a Symposium.

R. Bruce Bury

Head-Starting Turtles: Learning from Experience.

Russell L. Burke

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) Head-Start and Reintroduction to Padre Island National
Seashore, Texas.

Chares W. Caillouet, Jr., Donna J. Shaver, and André M. Landry, Jr.

Reintroduction of Kemp's Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Sea Turtle to Padre Island National Seashore, Texas
and its Connection to Head-Starting.

Donna J. Shaver and Charles W. Caillouet, Jr.

Reintroduction and Head-Starting: Tools for Blanding's Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) Conservation.

Kurt A. Buhlmann, Stephanie L. Koch, Brian O. Buter, Tracey D. Tuberville, Veronica J. Palmero, Brian A.
Bastarache, and Zachary D. Cava

Head-Starting as a Management Component for Gopher Tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus).

Tracey D. Tuberville, Terry M. Norton, Kurt A. Buhlmann, and Veronica Greco

Head-Starting the Giant Sideneck River Turtle (Podocnemis expansa): Turtles and People in the MIddle
Orinoco, Venezuela.

Claudia L. Peñaloza, Omar Hernández, and Rodolfo Espín

The Role of Incubation Temperature and Clutch Effects in Development and Phenotype of Head-Started
Western Pond Turtles (Emys marmorata).

Nicholas R. Geist, Zannie Dallara, and Rebecca Gordon

Post-Release and Predation of Head-Started Juvenile Desert Tortoises (Gopherus agassizii): Effect of
Release Site Distance on Homing Behavior.

Lisa C. Hazard, David J. Morafka, and Scott Hillard

Head Starting European Pond Turtle (Emys orbicularis) for Reintrodution: Patterns of Growth Rates.

Simone Masin, Gentile Francesco Ficetola, and Luciana Bottoni

Use of Radio-Telemetry and Recapture to Determine the Success of Head-Started Wood Turtles
(Glyptemys insculpta) in New York.

Kathy Michell and Robert G. Michell

Effects of Artificial Rain on Survivorship, Body Condition, and Growth of Head-Started Desert Tortoises
(Gopherus agassizii) Released to the Open Desert.

Kenneth A. Nagy, Scott Hillard, Stephanie Dickson, and David J. Morafka

First Do No Harm: Recognizing and Mitigating the Risk of Disease Introduction Associated with
Chelonian Head-Starting Initiatives.

Peter C. Smith