Object structure

Title:

Sexual differences in hibernation of hedgehogs in New Zealand

Creator:

Parkes, J. P. ; Brockie, R. E.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1977

Description:

The winter activity of European hedgehogs was monitored in two locations in New Zealand. Parts of both populations were not hibernating on any given night during the winter. Throughout the winter, and particularly towards the end of winter, male hedgehogs were up to three times more common than females, suggesting their more frequent and earlier arousals from hibernation. Differences between the two populations were throught to be caused by differences in the condition of the animals rather than climatic differences.

Subject and Keywords:

Erinaceus europaeus ; hibernation ; New Zealand ; sexual differences ; Jeż europejski ; zróżnicowanie płciowe ; hibernacja

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

22

Issue:

29

Start page:

384

End page:

386

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

PDF

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.77-38

Source:

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Language:

eng ; sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund