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Observations of breeding behaviour and possible infanticide in a wild population of Tasmanian echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus setosus)

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Harris, RL and Nicol, SC, Observations of breeding behaviour and possible infanticide in a wild population of Tasmanian echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus setosus), Australian Mammalogy, 36, (1) pp. 108-112. ISSN 0310-0049 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright CSIRO Publishing 2014

DOI: doi:10.1071/AM13011

Abstract

We describe field observations of Tasmanian echidna behaviour, including possible infanticide, where males damaged and entered nursery burrows. We also present the second report of a female producing a second offspring within a single reproductive season after the loss of her first young at an early stage.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:monotreme, echidna, reproduction behaviour
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Physiology
Research Field:Comparative Physiology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Author:Harris, RL (Miss Rachel Harris)
Author:Nicol, SC (Associate Professor Stewart Nicol)
ID Code:98194
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2015-02-04
Last Modified:2017-10-31
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