Social behaviour in confined populations of the Allegheny woodrat, Neotoma floridana magister

@article{Kinsey1976SocialBI,
  title={Social behaviour in confined populations of the Allegheny woodrat, Neotoma floridana magister},
  author={K. P. Kinsey},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1976},
  volume={24},
  pages={181-187}
}
Low-density groups of Allegheny woodrats (Neotoma floridana magister) confined in a 65-m2 cage exhibited despotic social organization in which one alpha rat killed or wounded all other group members within 14 days in each of five experiments. Five of seven high-density groups, consisting of six to fourteen rats in 9·5-m2 cages, were characterized by dominance hierarchies and high levels of social interaction. Two unisexual groups remained disorganized and all but one rat died in both cases… Expand
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