Description

more
This is a generalized feature layer which indicates the approximate area of study for this journal article. Download is available through the link in the table, and Matawa members may request the download password by e-mailing fourriversrequests@matawa.on.ca.Blanchard's Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans blanchardi) has always been a rare species in Canada, occurring only in extreme south western Ontario. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) has recently designated the species Endangered in Canada. Confirmed Canadian records are only from Point Pelee and Pelee Island. Blanchard's Cricket Frog underwent a dramatic decline on Pelee Island during the 1970's, and it has been detected at only a single site in recent years. The reasons for this decline are puzzling, as populations of other amphibian species on the island do not appear to have declined; in fact, some have actually increased. Declines in Blanchard's Cricket Frog populations have been noted elsewhere in the northern portions of their range.

Dataset Attributes

  • FID
    Number
  • Id
    Number
  • PUBLISHER
    Text
    {"value"=>"Christine A. Bishop, Karen E. Pettit", "count"=>1} ()
  • SOURCE
    Text
    {"value"=>"Canadian Wildlife Service", "count"=>1} ()
  • CONTACT
    Text
    {"value"=>"fourriversrequests@matawa.on.ca", "count"=>1} ()
  • TITLE
    Text
    {"value"=>"Declines in Canadian amphibian populations: designing a national monitoring strategy", "count"=>1} ()
  • WEBSITE
    Text
    {"value"=>"https://www.dropbox.com/s/xmmpns0mi4lcgap/Oldhametal_1991_Declines%20in%20Blanchard%27s%20Cricket%20Frog%20in%20Ontario.pdf?dl=0", "count"=>1} ()

Related Datasets