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									Herpetofaunal Habitat Relationships
in the Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas
                     by
   Doyle L. Crosswhite, Stanley F. Fox, and
               Ronald E. Thill
                 OBJECTIVES

• Determine if Herpetofaunal Community Structure
  Differs Among Silvicultural Treatments
     • Clearcut
     • Selective Harvest
     • 80-year Old Clearcut

• Determine the Influence of Microhabitat
  Complexes on the Herpetofaunal Community
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                         CCA1
        Site classes
       Sel ect
       Old
       Clear
CCA1
        Site classes
       Sel ect
       Old
       Clear
CCA1
        Species Gr oups
       Liz ards
       Snakes
       Anura
       Turtle s
CCA1   Caudata
                                                                                                   S pecies G rou ps
                                                                                                    Lizards
                                                                                                    S nakes
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              EL A G UT                                                                             A nu ra
                                                                                                    Tur tles
                                                                                                    Cau data
          HER B S
                                                EUM A NT




              ST O DEK                                     T HA PRO
                               CN E SEX
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                                                                                                               LITT ER
                                           SCE UND          EUM F AS
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                                                                                                               C ANOPY
                    RAN CL A
                                   CO L CO N                                                         LITD EPTH
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                    WOODY                      SLAS H20
                                                                EUR M UL
TSL ASH
                                          ANO C AR
                                                              CCA1
Table 2. Reptiles and amphibians in each treatment
captured employing drift fence rrays.
 Species                         CLR       OLD     SEL           N

Anurans
 Gastrophryne carolinensis        2 (5)     5 (11)    37 (84)     44
 Bufo americanus                  5 (5)    39 (36)    65 (60)    109
 Rana clamitans                 4 (67)      2 (33)      0 (0)      6
 Rana catesbeiana                 0 (0)    2 (100)      0 (0)      2
 Rana utricularia              1 (100)        0 (0)     0 (0)      1

Salamanders
 Ambystoma opacum                0 (0)       0 (0)    1 (100)        1
 Ambystoma talpoideum            0 (0)       0 (0)    1 (100)        1
 Eurycea multiplicata            0 (0)      3 (60)     2 (40)        5

Turtles
 Terrapene carolina             1 (50)      1 (50)       0 (0)       2
 Terrapene ornata                0 (0)       0 (0)    1 (100)        1

Lizards
 Anolis carolinensis            5   (56)     0 (0)     4 (44)      9
 Cnemidophorus sexlineatus     48   (87)     2 (4)      5 (9)     55
 Sceloporus undulatus          80   (45)   45 (25)    54 (30)    179
 Scincella lateralis           16   (21)   34 (46)    28 (36)     78
 Eumeces fasciatus              8   (24)    6 (18)    20 (59)     34
 Eumeces laticeps              10   (59)    4 (24)     3 (18)     17
 Eumeces anthracinus            9   (39)    6 (26)     8 (35)     23
Species                     CLR       SEL      OLD       N
Snakes
 Thamnophis proximus        2 (40)    2 (40)   1 (20)     5
 Thamnophis sirtalis          0 (0)   2 (67)   1 (33)     3
 Virginia valeriae          1 (50)    1 (50)    0 (0)     2
 Storeria occipitomaculata 1 (33)     2 (67)    0 (0)     3
 Storeria dekayi            4 (80)    1 (20)    0 (0)     5
 Heterodon platyrhinos      1 (50)    1 (50)    0 (0)     2
 Diadophis punctatus        1 (50)    1 (50)    0 (0)     2
 Carphophis vermis          2 (67)     0 (0)   1 (33)     3
 Opheodrys aestivus         1 (50)     0 (0)   1 (50)     2
 Coluber constrictor        6 (55)    2 (18)   3 (27)    11
 Masticophis flagellum      1 (33)    2 (67)    0 (0)     3
 Elaphe guttata             3 (75)     0 (0)   1 (25)     4
 Elaphe obsoleta           1 (100)     0 (0)    0 (0)     1
 Cemphora coccinea         2 (100)     0 (0)    0 (0)     2
 Lampropeltis triangulum    2 (67)    1 (33)    0 (0)     3
 Agkistrodon contortrix     4 (33)    4 (33)   4 (33)    12
 Sistrurus miliarius       1 (100)     0 (0)    0 (0)     1
 Tantilla gracilis          1 (50)     0 (0)   1 (50)     2
Total                           223      168      242   633
                               (35)     (27)     (38)

								
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