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Space use by female agile antechinus: are teat number and home-range size linked?

Beckman, Juliey; Lill, Alan


CONTEXT. The number of teats that a female agile antechinus (Antechinus agilis) possesses effectively determines her initial litter size. In the Otway Ranges, south-eastern Australia, numerous separate populations in which all females have either six or 10 teats occur fairly close together in similar, contiguous forest at comparable altitudes and latitudes. Six-teat and 10-teat females have a similar mean mass, but the latter have a 1.7 greater reproductive potential and so should have a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-07-06
Type: Journal article
Source: Wildlife Research
DOI: 10.1071/WR16001


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