ABSTRACT.—Most Emydidae, including Diamond-backed Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin), have temperature-dependent sex determination. However, the full relationship between incubation temperature and offspring sex in the Diamond-backed Terrapin has not been reported, and the pivotal temperature, range of transitional temperatures, and the temperature-sensitive period have not been investigated fully. Here we report on these parameters, comparing our data with data from other emydid turtles, and also comparing our laboratory data to field data collected previously for this population. Copyright 2014 Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

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RUSSELL L. BURKE AND ARTHUR M. CALICHIO - Journal of Herpetology, Vol. 48, No. 4, 466–470, 2014

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