Wetlands are critical habitats for a wide variety of endogenous animals. In Texas, approximately 52% of the precolonial wetlands have been destroyed. In response, conservation agencies have made efforts to construct wetlands. However, due to the fact that over 95% of Texas is privately owned, large parcels of land with the potential to be reconstructed into wetlands are rare. Smaller plots of land may be more available to reconstruct into wetlands, but little is known about the communities they can support in comparison to larger artificial wetlands. The herpetofauna community at large and small artificial wetlands in terms of abundance, diversity, and equitability are being studied.

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