Social Organization

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9780520222915
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520925045 | DOI:
Social Organization

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This chapter examines the social organization of treeshrews. It describes their social relationships from the deployment of their home ranges, and the relative movements of radio-tagged and trapped individuals. The chapter explores territory formation and evaluates the ecological aspects of territoriality. It reveals that treeshrews are territorial within sexes, with males either monogamous or perhaps overlapping a second female.

Keywords: treeshrews; social organization; social relationships; home ranges; territory formation; territoriality

Chapter.  8016 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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