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A comparison of the success of artificial cover types for capturing amphibians and reptiles

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The use of artificial cover objects, or cover boards, is a common method for collecting and surveying amphibians and reptiles. Cover objects, plywood and corrugated tin, were placed in open and closed canopy sites in an east Texas floodplain. The assemblages captured were compared between tin and wood. The odds of capture were compared between the two types as well as the odds of capture in open and closed canopy sites. The combined amphibian and reptile assemblages differed between tin and plywood. The odds of capturing an amphibian or reptile under corrugated tin were slightly higher (1.2:1) when compared to plywood. Further, the odds of capture were less likely in closed canopy sites (0.89) than open canopy sites.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Biology, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas 75799, USA; Department of Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana 70504-2451, USA


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