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International Journal of Zoology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 348653, 11 pages
The Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas: A Volunteer-Based Distributional Survey
1The Natural History Society of Maryland, P.O. Box 18750, Baltimore, MD 21206, USA
2Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian, MD 20711, USA
3Wildlife and Heritage Service, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
Received 5 March 2012; Accepted 19 April 2012
Academic Editor: Richard Stafford
Copyright © 2012 Heather R. Cunningham et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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