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Bat-eared foxes

Barbara Maas and David W. Macdonald

in The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780198515562
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191705632 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.003.0014
 Bat-eared foxes

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This chapter presents a case study of bat-eared foxes in the Serengeti in order to shed light on the questions: how does their behaviour differ from that of other canids, and why? Topics discussed include group composition, dispersal, and philopatry; litter size, sex ratio, and reproductive success; energetics of female reproduction; rabies and mortality; and resources and sociality.

Keywords: bat-eared foxes; Serengeti; canids; group composition; dispersal; philopatry; female reproduction; mortality; sex ratio; reproductive success

Chapter.  10388 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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