Spool-and-line tracking of the New Guinea spiny bandicoot, Echymipera kalubu (Marsupialia, Peramelidae)

T. J.C. Anderson, A. J. Berry, J. N. Amos, J. M. Cook

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    Abstract

    Describes the construction of an improved spool-and-line mammal-tracking device with a range of 1550 m used in a short-term tracking study of the previously unstudied New Guinea spiny bandicoot. The nightly range size may reach 1.2 ha. For the 5 occasions on which an animal was followed all night, mean nightly distance traveled was 344 m. Three types of nest or refuge are described. E. kalubu forages for invertebrates and fallen fruit. -from Authors

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)114-120
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Mammalogy
    Volume69
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1988

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
    • Ecology
    • Animal Science and Zoology
    • Genetics
    • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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