Mortality of Vertebrates and Invertebrates on an Athens County, Ohio, Highway
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v91, n4 (September, 1991), 163-166
Although previous road-kill surveys have tallied the number and kinds of vertebrates that were victims of vehicular traffic (mostly birds and mammals), none has recorded invertebrate mortality. A 14-month survey on foot of each side of a 1.6 km (1 mi) stretch of dual lane highway provided 188 vertebrate and 1,162 invertebrate victims. Finding rare and unusual species of invertebrates suggests that this technique be used as a supplementary faunal survey.
Author Institution: Department of Zoological and Biomedical Sciences, Ohio University
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