- Title Pages
- Foreword <i>Harry W. Greene</i>
- Chapter 1 <i>Tupai:</i> an Introduction
- Chapter 2 The Study Species
- Chapter 3 The Milieu: Field Study Sites and Habitats
- Chapter 4 Treeshrews in Their Habitat
- Chapter 5 Diet and Foraging Behavior
- Chapter 6 Nesting Behavior
- Chapter 7 Activity Patterns
- Chapter 8 Use of Space
- Chapter 9 Social Organization
- Chapter 10 Life History
- Chapter 11 Predation, Predators, and Alarm Behaviors
- Chapter 12 Synthesis
- Appendix I Methods
- Appendix II Fruit Species Collected at Danum Valley
- Appendix III Mammal Species Found on the Study Plots
- Appendix IV Invertebrates in Treeshrew Diets
- Appendix V Consumers of Fruit Species
- Appendix VI Response of Murid Rodents to the Masting Phenomenon of 1990–1991
- (p.169) Chapter 10 Life History
Louise H. Emmons
- University of California Press
This chapter examines the life history of treeshrews. It describes the absentee system of parental care in treeshrews, their birth seasonality, and the reproductive output of individual females. The chapter investigates the growth rates of young treeshrews, the age at first reproduction, the seasonal patterns of adult weight, and the persistence or survivorship of individuals. It reveals that treeshrews' explosive reproductive potential from continual breeding, rapid growth, and early sexual maturity seen in laboratory treeshrews is not realized in the wild, where discontinuous breeding, slow growth, and late maturation are more typical.
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