Avon Park Air Force Range project: distribution and abundance of sensitive wildlife species at Avone Park Force Range

Franz, Richard and Maehr, David and Kinlaw, Alton and O'Brien, Christopher and Owen, Richard D. (1998) Avon Park Air Force Range project: distribution and abundance of sensitive wildlife species at Avone Park Force Range. Gainesville, FL, Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit , University of Florida,

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Abstract

Executive Summary. We surveyed for seven species ofsensitve wildlife (Florida gopher frogs, gopher tortoise, eastern indigo snake, eastern diamondback rattlesnake, Florida mouse, Florida roundtail muskrat, Sherman's fox squirrel) between October 1996 and May 1998 at Avon Park Air Force Range (APR). The presence of 87 other species ofamphibians, reptiles, and mammals also were detected. Selected species ofbirds were noted, particularly if they were found dead on APR roads. We recorded nine new county records ofamphibians and reptiles from Polk and Highlands counties, based on range maps presented in Ashton and Ashton (1981, 1985, 1988). We discuss a biogeographic model based on the vertebrates recorded from APR, the Lake Wales Ridge, and the low dune region along SR 64 to explain some of the distributional anomalies associated with the Bombing Range Ridge and vicinity. (199 page document)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Avon Park Air Force Range project: distribution and abundance of sensitive wildlife species at Avone Park Force Range
Personal Creator/Author:
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Franz, Richard
Maehr, David
Kinlaw, Alton
O'Brien, Christopher
Owen, Richard D.
Date: 1998
Publisher: Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit , University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Latitude: 27.6508
Longitude: -81.3456
Projects: Research Work Order no. 169
Issuing Agency: Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Uncontrolled Keywords: Avon Park Air Force Range; Florida; species survey; military bases
Subjects: Conservation
Biology
Item ID: 1072
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2008 17:19
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 21:11
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1072

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