Latitudinal differences in the hibernation characteristics of woodchucks (Marmota monax).

@article{Zervanos2010LatitudinalDI,
  title={Latitudinal differences in the hibernation characteristics of woodchucks (Marmota monax).},
  author={Stam M. Zervanos and Christine R. Maher and Jerry A. Waldvogel and Gregory L. Florant},
  journal={Physiological and biochemical zoology : PBZ},
  year={2010},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={135-41}
}
There is little information on the phenotypic flexibility of hibernation characteristics within species. To address this issue, we observed differences in hibernation characteristics of three free-ranging populations of woodchucks (Marmota monax) distributed along a latitudinal gradient from Maine to South Carolina. Data from free-ranging animals exhibited a direct relationship between latitude and length of the hibernation season. As expected, woodchucks in the northern latitudes hibernated… CONTINUE READING
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