Pup ontogeny and factors influencing behavioural and morphological variation in naked mole-rats, Heterocephalus glaber (Rodentia, Bathyergidae)

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1996

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University of Cape Town

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A long term behavioural study was undertaken on laboratory-reared naked mole-rats. The main objective of the study was to provide a detailed qualitative and quantitative description of the behavioural and morphological development of naked mole-rats from birth through to adulthood. This study laid an empirical foundation for the subsequent testing of hypotheses pertaining to within and between colony conflict as well as for a study on the existence of a rare dispersal phenotype within colonies.
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Bibliography: leaves 151-176.

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