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Volume 55,
Issue 4
December 2021

Christopher Distel, John Rowe

ISSN: 0022-1511
eISSN: 1937-2418

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SSAR, a not-for-profit organization established to advance research, conservation, and education concerning amphibians and reptiles, was founded in 1958. It is the largest international herpetological society, and is recognized worldwide for having the most diverse program of publications, meetings, and other activities.

Photograph: Image by Jacquelyn Guzy and text by Leigh Anne Harden. Adult female Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemmys terrapin) at sunset in a South Carolina tidal creek. The individual in the image has been captured several times as part of a long-term capture-mark-recapture research project on Kiawah Island, SC. From Texas to Massachusetts, Diamondback Terrapins occupy brackish coastal waters where they consume mostly mollusks and crustaceans. Females are larger than males and have proportionally broader heads than do males.

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