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The behavioural ecology of the Mara, Dolichotis patagonus

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This thesis presents the results of a 3 year field study on the behavioural ecology of the mara on the Valdés Peninsula in Argentina. The main goal was to investigate why the mara's social system incorporates both monogamy and communal denning, a combination unknown in other mammals. The research techniques used were behavioural observations and radio-tracking.

Radio-tracking of 9 maras revealed that pairs were continually moving into new areas, suggesting that their ranging behavi...

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University of Oxford
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Faculty of Biological Sciences
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Publication date:
1987
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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602830293
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English
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2013-10-22

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