Influence of predation risk and plant structure on vigilance and intermittent locomotion in Microcavia australis (Rodentia, Caviidae)

@article{Taraborelli2010InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of predation risk and plant structure on vigilance and intermittent locomotion in Microcavia australis (Rodentia, Caviidae)},
  author={Paula Taraborelli and Pablo Moreno and Ana Marina Srur and C. Fern{\'a}ndez Carballido and Stella M. Giannoni},
  journal={acta ethologica},
  year={2010},
  volume={14},
  pages={27-33}
}
The aim of this study was to analyze and compare vigilance behavior and intermittent locomotion at two sites (El Leoncito and Ñacuñán, Argentina) that differ in predation risk, plant structure, and plant resource availability. Subjects were lesser cavies (Microcavia australis), a social species that is semi-fossorial, diurnal, and native to South America… CONTINUE READING