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Intraspecific variation in space use, group size, and mating systems of caviomorph rodents
Journal of Mammalogy (2011)
  • Christine R Maher, University of Southern Maine
  • Joseph R Burger, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Abstract

Intraspecific variation in social systems is widely recognized across many taxa, and specific models, including polygamy potential, resource defense, and resource dispersion, have been developed to explain the relationship between ecological variation and social organization. Although mammals from temperate North America and Eurasia have provided many insights into this relationship, rodents from the Neotropics and temperate South America have largely been ignored. In this review we focus on reports documenting intraspecific variation in spacing systems, group size, and mating systems of caviomorphs.

Keywords
  • intraspecific variation,
  • space use,
  • group size,
  • mating systems
Publication Date
February, 2011
Publisher Statement
doi: 10.1644/09-MAMM-S-317.1 http://www.mammalsociety.org/journal-mammalogy
Citation Information
Christine R Maher and Joseph R Burger. "Intraspecific variation in space use, group size, and mating systems of caviomorph rodents" Journal of Mammalogy Vol. 91 Iss. 1 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christine_maher/4/