oa African Zoology - Reproduction and post-natal development of South African mustelines (Carnivora: mustelidae)

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Ictonyx striatus and Poecilogale albinucha were bred in captivity. Data indicate a breeding season which extends from the beginning of spring to the end of summer. In both species copulation was prolonged. A gestation period of 36 days was recorded for Ictonyx and 32 days for Poecilogale. Litter size was one to three for both mustelines. After 20 weeks the young of both species were almost full grown.

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