Seasonal Fluctuations in Body Fat and Activity Levels in a Rain-Forest Species of Mouse Lemur, Microcebus rufus

@article{Atsalis2004SeasonalFI,
  title={Seasonal Fluctuations in Body Fat and Activity Levels in a Rain-Forest Species of Mouse Lemur, Microcebus rufus},
  author={Sylvia Atsalis},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={20},
  pages={883-910}
}
Seasonal fattening in preparation for the dry season followed by torpor characterizes some members of the family Cheirogaleidae, a group of < 600-g nocturnal Malagasy primates. These behaviors are associated with extreme seasonality in dry forests, where most studies have been conducted. I aimed to determine if the brown mouse lemur (Microcebus rufus), a rain-forest species of cheirogaleid, exhibited similar changes. Between January 1993 and May 1994 I conducted a mark-recapture study on… CONTINUE READING
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