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Title: Tuskless bulls in Asian elephant Elephas maximus . History and population genetics of a man-made phenomenon

Creator:

Kurt, F. ; Hartl, G. B. ; Tiedemann, R.

Date issued/created:

1995

Resource type:

Text

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Description:

In Asian elephant Elephas maximus Linnaeus, 1758 tuskless bulls or maknas are generally rare. Only in Sri Lanka 93% of subadult and adult bulls have been reported to be maknas. Using historical records and computer simulations we demonstrate that simulation in man-made. The following mechanisms were identified to be associated with a loss of tuskers: (1) When using elephants, man has always preffered tuskers. (2) Selective hunting and capturing frequently led to a decrease of tuskers in wild-living populations. (3) The impact of selective unting and capturing was highest in isolated populations, such as Sri Lanka. (4) Selective removal of tuskers for protecting a maximum wild-living male population resulted in an increase of maknas.

Type of object:

Journal/Article

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

40

Issue:

Suppl. 3

Start page:

125

End page:

143

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:12572 ; 10.4098/AT.arch.95-51

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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Open

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Last modified:

Oct 2, 2020

In our library since:

Sep 3, 2012

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All available object's versions:

https://rcin.org.pl/ibs/publication/28494

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