Object

Title: Characteristics of the reproductive cycle of the mole, Talpa europaea , in the Northeast of the Iberian Peninsula

Creator:

López-Fuster, M. J. ; Gosálbez, J. ; Lluch, S.

Date issued/created:

1988

Resource Type:

Article

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Description:

The breeding season of Talpa europaea Linnaeus, 1758, in the NE of the Iberian Peninsula lasts from December to June, with maximum activity from January to March. Both males and females reach sexual maturity once they have completed their first year. The number of embryos per litter is neither connected with age of the female nor the month of capture. The length breeding season in the area studied implies that some females may have two or even three litters per year under favourable conditions. The average number of embryos per female in the population, as a whole, is 3.12 (n=17). The differences noted in comparison with other European populations can be attributed to the differing climatic conditions which are directly related to the timing of the breeding season.

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

33

Issue:

11

Start page:

131

End page:

137

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:11255 ; 10.4098/AT.arch.88-12

Source:

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Language:

eng ; sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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