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TupaiA Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews$
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Louise Emmons

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520222915

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520222915.001.0001

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Use of Space

Use of Space

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(p.124) Chapter 8 Use of Space
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Tupai
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Louise H. Emmons

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0008

This chapter investigates the treeshrews' use of space. The analysis of daily activities of treeshrews indicates that the home ranges of treeshrews are often highly irregular in outline, with odd hollows and protuberances. The chapter explains that the mean home-range sizes for treeshrews ranged from 1.5 to 10.5 hectares, and suggests that the size of their home ranges is partly determined by their rate of metabolism. It also describes the speed and daily distance travelled by treeshrews, and their patterns of travel and destinations.

Keywords:   treeshrews, daily activities, home range, rate of metabolism, patterns of travel, travel destination

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