The moult pattern of some southern African Soricidae

The moult pattern of some southern African Soricidae by R. M. BAXTER *, N. J. DIPPENAAR a and J. MEESTER * Dept. of Zoology, University of Natal, P.O. Box 375, 3200 Pietermaritzburg, * Transvaal Museum, P.O. Box 413, 0001 Pretoria, South Africa. (Present address of R.M.B.: Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa). Les changements de pelage dans la nature chez Crocidura flavescens, C. hirta, C. mariquensis et Myosorex varius sont presentes. Chez toutes ces especes la mue d'automne s'effectue entre mars et juin, de 1'amere vers 1'avant. La mue de printemps, chez la plupart d'entre elles, s'effectue entre aoüt et Janvier, et de l'avant vers I'arrifcre. En captivitS les mues sont d£r£glees. Les variations saisonnieres de la longueur du poil de trois especes (C. flavescens, C. hirta, M. varius) sont presenters. The moult patterns of some European and North American shrews have been extensively studied by inter alia Hamilton (1931, 1940 , 1940&, 1944), Borowski (1952, 1958, 1963, 1968), Crowcroft (1955), Skaren (1973), Fons (1974) and Pernetta (1976). Data for African shrews are restricted to a single species Myosorex cafer studied by Meester (1958). Consequently, when the general biology of some southern African shrews was investigated, a study of the moult http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mammalia - International Journal of the Systematics, Biology and Ecology of Mammals de Gruyter

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de Gruyter
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Copyright © 2009 Walter de Gruyter
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0025-1461
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1864-1547
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10.1515/mamm.1981.45.3.355
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by R. M. BAXTER *, N. J. DIPPENAAR a and J. MEESTER * Dept. of Zoology, University of Natal, P.O. Box 375, 3200 Pietermaritzburg, * Transvaal Museum, P.O. Box 413, 0001 Pretoria, South Africa. (Present address of R.M.B.: Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa). Les changements de pelage dans la nature chez Crocidura flavescens, C. hirta, C. mariquensis et Myosorex varius sont presentes. Chez toutes ces especes la mue d'automne s'effectue entre mars et juin, de 1'amere vers 1'avant. La mue de printemps, chez la plupart d'entre elles, s'effectue entre aoüt et Janvier, et de l'avant vers I'arrifcre. En captivitS les mues sont d£r£glees. Les variations saisonnieres de la longueur du poil de trois especes (C. flavescens, C. hirta, M. varius) sont presenters. The moult patterns of some European and North American shrews have been extensively studied by inter alia Hamilton (1931, 1940 , 1940&, 1944), Borowski (1952, 1958, 1963, 1968), Crowcroft (1955), Skaren (1973), Fons (1974) and Pernetta (1976). Data for African shrews are restricted to a single species Myosorex cafer studied by Meester (1958). Consequently, when the general biology of some southern African shrews was investigated, a study of the moult

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Mammalia - International Journal of the Systematics, Biology and Ecology of Mammalsde Gruyter

Published: Jan 1, 1981

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