Home-Range Dynamics in a Solitary Subterranean Rodent

@article{klba2009HomeRangeDI,
  title={Home-Range Dynamics in a Solitary Subterranean Rodent},
  author={J. {\vS}kl{\'i}ba and R. {\vS}umbera and W. Chitaukali and H. Burda},
  journal={Ethology},
  year={2009},
  volume={115},
  pages={217-226}
}
Despite an important role of subterranean rodents as ecosystem engineers, their belowground mobility is poorly documented. It is supposed that their underground burrow systems, once established, are relatively stable because of high-energy costs of digging. We chose the silvery mole-rat, Heliophobius argenteocinereus (Bathyergidae, Rodentia) from mesic Afrotropics as a representative of solitary subterranean rodents to investigate how, and how fast these rodents process their established burrow… Expand
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