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Spinal arthritis in cane toads

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Title
Spinal arthritis in cane toads
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2018-08-11
Date Record Modified
2018-10-04
Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
2010 to 2014
Time Period
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Geospatial Location
  • Australia
Description
Descriptions
  1. Type: full

    We collected individual toads from the campus of James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland, Australia (-19.3329°S 146.7575oE) over five years and additional toads from locations in the Northern Territory, and Western and Southern Queensland and New South Wales in 2010 and 2011. Toads were captured by visual encounter and hand collection at night, or in traps. They were euthanised by an overdose of buffered MS222, and preserved by freezing before dissection. During dissection, we used Vernier callipers to measure body size (snout-urostyle length) and the length and width of any obvious (>5.5 mm growth) spinal abnormality (which typically presented as bulbous growths around the vertebrae) to the nearest 0.1 mm. We determined sex by direct examination of the gonads. Research was approved by James Cook University’s animal ethics committee (A1617) and all methods were performed in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations.

  2. Type: brief

    This dataset is available as a spreadsheet in MS Excel (.xls) and Open Document formats (.ods)

Related Publications
  1. Bower, Deborah S., Yasumiba, Kiyomi, Trumbo, Daryl R., Alford, Ross A., and Schwarzkopf, Lin (2018) Spinal arthritis in cane toads across the Australian landscape. Scientific Reports, 8.
    Open Access
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People
Creators
  1. Owned by: Prof Linda Schwarzkopf , lin.schwarzkopf@jcu.edu.au , Division of Research & Innovation, Zoology and Ecology, Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change
Primary Contact
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Supervisors
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Collaborators
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Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 0502 - Environmental Science and Management (0502)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 9608 - Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (9608)
Keywords
  1. toad
  2. cane toad
  3. spinal
  4. arthritis
Research Activity
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Research Themes
Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
Tropical Health, Medicine and Biosecurity
Rights
License
CC BY-NC-SA 4.0: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International
License - Other
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Access Rights/Conditions
Open access. If the data is not freely accessible via the link provided, please contact the nominated data manager or researchdata@jcu.edu.au for assistance.
Type
open
Rights
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Data
Data Location
Online Locations
Attachments
  1. Edited_SA_data.xls (Data File, Public)
  2. Edited_SA_data.ods (Data File, Public)
Stored At
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Citation
Cite:
Schwarzkopf, L. (2018). Spinal arthritis in cane toads. James Cook University. (dataset). http://dx.doi.org/10.25903/5b70bc6064298
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
10.25903/5b70bc6064298