Object

Title: Swimming behaviour in six species of African rodents (Cricetidae, Muridae)

Creator:

Hickman, G. C. ; Machiné, C.

Date issued/created:

1986

Resource Type:

Article

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Description:

The swimming ability of six species of African rodents is described: the pouched mouse (Saccostomus campestris), the white-tailed rat (Mystromys albicaudatus), the multimammate mouse (Praomys (Mastomys) natalensis), the bushveld gerbil (Tatera leucogaster), the striped mouse (Rhabdomys pumilio), and the single-striped mouse (Lemniscomys griselda). Buoyancy was positively correlated to swimming time; mass was negatively correlated to swimming time. Maintenance of body temperature did not differ significantly between species, so that the negative effect of poor insulation on swimming performance was not a factor in interspecific comparisons. Distribution and habitat of the six species are discussed; species tested which preferentially inhabit damp or wet areas demonstrated greater swimming ability.

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

31

Issue:

33

Start page:

449

End page:

466

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:11196 ; 10.4098/AT.arch.86-41

Source:

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Language:

eng ; sum. eng. ; pol.

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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