Ecology and social behaviour of Mongolian gerbils,Meriones unguiculatus, at Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia, China

@article{Agren1989EcologyAS,
  title={Ecology and social behaviour of Mongolian gerbils,Meriones unguiculatus, at Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia, China},
  author={G. A˚gren and Q. Zhou and W. Zhong},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1989},
  volume={37},
  pages={11-27}
}
  • G. A˚gren, Q. Zhou, W. Zhong
  • Published 1989
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Abstract Observations were made of social and territorial behaviour in a wild high-density population of Mongolian gerbils. The social units were multi-male, multi-female age-structured groups, judged to be families. The operational sex ratio was male biased. Group size varied from two to about 17 animals. Non-overlapping territories were defined by a clustered distribution of burrows, by common areas of activity of group members, and by chases across border zones between the areas used by each… CONTINUE READING
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