Using digital photographs and pattern recognition to identify individual boreal toads (Anaxyrus boreas boreas)

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Title

Using digital photographs and pattern recognition to identify individual boreal toads (Anaxyrus boreas boreas)

Description

Individual identification of animals can provide an array of
useful capture-mark-recapture information, allowing researchers to estimate survival, movement, abundance, recruitment, and capture probability (Williams et al. 2002). This information can yield valuable insight to field investigators regarding a species’ life history (Davis and Ovaska 2001; Phillott et al. 2007). Techniques used to identify individuals of many species have been developed and refined to gather this information. Toe clipping, PIT tagging,
polymers and pigments, branding, and pattern mapping are all viable techniques for identifying individuals of many amphibian species (Donnelly et al. 1994; Davis and Ovaska 2001).

Creator

Nordick, Andrew W.
Thompson, Kevin G.
Fox, Kami Z.

Subject

Boreal Toads
Anaxyrus boreas boreas
Identification

Extent

5 pages

Date Created

2015

Type

Article

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Is Part Of

Herpetological Review

Collection

Citation

Nordick, Andrew W., Thompson, Kevin G., and Fox, Kami Z., “Using digital photographs and pattern recognition to identify individual boreal toads (Anaxyrus boreas boreas),” CPW Digital Collections, accessed May 25, 2024, https://cpw.cvlcollections.org/items/show/369.