Behavioural aspects of the raccoon mating system: determinants of consortship success

@article{Gehrt1999BehaviouralAO,
  title={Behavioural aspects of the raccoon mating system: determinants of consortship success},
  author={Stanley D. Gehrt and Erik K. Fritzell},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1999},
  volume={57},
  pages={593-601}
}
We monitored raccoons Procyon lotor, in southern Texas during the 1990-1992 mating seasons to describe mating behaviour and identify factors affecting consortship success. During most of this study, raccoons were spatially aggregated, with female home ranges congregated around permanent water sources and larger home ranges of male groups encompassing each female group. Consortship success varied among males and ranged from zero to six females per male within a mating season. Individual females… Expand
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