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Title:

Pup retrieval in the African bush Karoo rat

Creator:

Pillay, N. ; Willan, K. ; Wolhuter, W.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1993

Description:

Maternal retrieval of 87 young representing 42 litters of the African bush Karoo rat Otomys unisulcatus F. Cuvier, 1829 was studied in the laboratory. All 17 females studied retrieved young by nipple-clinging, but ten females also mouth-carrying was poorly developed, as young were carried by various parts of the body in a non-stereotyped manner. Mouth-carrying in otomyine rodents is unusual; all other species previously studied use nipple-clinging exclusively.

Subject and Keywords:

maternal behavior ; mouth-carrying ; nipple-clinging ; Otomys unisulcatus ; postnatal development ; rat ; szczur ; behawior macierzyński

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

38

Issue:

3

Start page:

339

End page:

343

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

PDF

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.93-28

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

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