Data from: Impact of population expansion on genetic diversity and structure of river otters (Lontra canadensis) in central North America

Jessica R. Brandt, Adam L. Brandt, Frank K. Ammer, Alfred L. Roca & Thomas L. Serfass
Populations of North American river otters (Lontra canadensis) declined throughout large portions of the continent during the early 1900s due to habitat degradation and unregulated trapping. River otters had been extirpated in North Dakota (ND), but the Red River Valley has since been recolonized, with potential source populations including the neighboring states of Minnesota or South Dakota, or the Canadian province of Manitoba (MB). We genotyped 9 microsatellite loci in 121 samples to determine the...

Registration Year

  • 2013

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  • Dataset


  • Frostburg State University