oa African Zoology - Short Communications : infanticide in the tree squirrel, Paraxerus cepapi

Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Male aggressive behaviour towards juveniles in a family group of tree squirrels, Paraxerus cepapi is descriptionbed. Infanticide and subsequent sexual activity by the male leads to the conclusion that this is how a new male member in a group can increase his reproductive output.

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