Determinants of Daily Activity Patterns in a Free-living Afrotropical Solitary Subterranean Rodent

@inproceedings{klba2007DeterminantsOD,
  title={Determinants of Daily Activity Patterns in a Free-living Afrotropical Solitary Subterranean Rodent},
  author={J. {\vS}kl{\'i}ba and R. {\vS}umbera and W. Chitaukali and H. Burda},
  year={2007}
}
Abstract The subterranean ecotope, particularly in tropical regions, is almost free of daily fluctuations in environmental factors that may serve as zeitgebers. The question arises as to whether there is circadian periodicity in the activity of its permanent inhabitants and, if so, how it is induced and maintained. We used radiotelemetry to follow the activity of the silvery mole-rat, Heliophobius argenteocinereus (Bathyergidae), in its natural environment in Malawi during the dry season… Expand
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