Body size, litter size, timing of reproduction, and juvenile survival in the Unita ground squirrel, Spermophilus armatus

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The timing of reproduction affected litter size, offspring mass, and offspring survival in the Uinta ground squirrel, Spermophilus armatus, in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Survival of juvenile females to yearling age varied negatively with date of weaning and positively with individual offspring mass. At the same time, juveniles weaned early in the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00333936

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