• Population of the Western Ghats squirrel,Funambulus tristriatus Waterhouse in South India

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      Funamhulus tristriatus ; density; persistence; recapture; sex ratio; body weight

    • Abstract


      A population of the Western Ghats squirrel,Funamhulus tristriatus Waterhouse, was studied for some group attributes. The density ranged between 2 and 4 individuals/ha, the pattern being irregular. The rate of persistence was very low and nearly 83 % of the squirrels marked and released disappeared from the population within 12 months. The sex ratio significantly favoured males. Males were heavier than females, but the difference was not statistically significant.

    • Author Affiliations


      S Keshava Bhat1 D N Mathew2

      1. Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Regional Station, Kayangulam, Krishnapuram - 690 533, India
      2. Department of Zoology, University of Calicut, Calicut - 673 635, India
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