oa Madoqua - A preliminary description of body maintenance behaviour of four Gerbillurus species
|Article Title||A preliminary description of body maintenance behaviour of four Gerbillurus species|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Natal, Pietemarirzburg|
|Publication Date||Jan 1990|
|Pages||41 - 45|
|Keyword(s)||Agonistic behaviour, Alate termites, Elimination, ExpIoration, Feeding, Grooming, Locomotion, Mealworms, Nest-building, Nests constructed, Rodent species, Sandbathing and Sleeping|
The behaviour of captive solitary animaIs of the species Gerbillurus poeba paeba, G.p. exilis, G. tytonis, G. setzeri and G. vallinus is descriptionbed. Few interspecific differences were found in locomotion, feeding, grooming, sandbathing, nestbuiIding and exploratory behaviour. The main form of Iocomotion in all species was quadrupedal saltation. G, tytonis had a significantly longer leap length that G. paeba in the field.
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