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Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) in Labrador, Canada: an update

Karen R. Rashleigh, Michael Crowell

Abstract


Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) was first confirmed in Labrador in 1998, when vocalizations were recorded near Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Prior to this, only unsubstantiated reports of Spring Peepers in Labrador existed. In 2006, we visually documented nine Spring Peepers at six locations west of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, in the lower Churchill River valley. In 2014, using auditory surveys, we further documented 1–10 Spring Peepers calling at 13 additional locations in the same general area. These new records support earlier findings and provide additional information on the species at the extreme northeastern edge of its range.


Keywords


Amphibian; Spring Peeper; Pseudacris crucifer; range; Labrador

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v132i2.2051



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