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dc.contributor.authorVaughan, Christopher S.
dc.contributor.authorFoster Hawkins, L.
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-28T13:49:41Z
dc.date.available2022-07-28T13:49:41Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11056/23646
dc.description.abstract: Three Didelphis marsupialis were radio tracked during late dry season (23 February-26 April, 1983) in agricultural area at 1500 m elevation in Central Valley, Costa Rica. All animals were nocturnally active, sig nificantly more so between 2100-0300 h. Fifty diurnal den site locations were found, 96% inside tree cavities in living fence rows or abandoned squirrel nests in windbreaks. Two females occupied 3.4 and 3.1 ha 95% home ranges, moving an average 890 and 686 m nightly respectively. The male occupied a 5.6 ha 95% home range for 42 days overlapping 90% of females’ home ranges. Over the next 15 days, he moved 1020 m south, establishing three temporary home ranges. During nocturnal movements, windbreaks and living fence rows were used in hig her proportion than available, while pasture, roads and cultivated lands were used less then available within 100% home ranges. Abandoned coffee and spruce plantations, fruit orchards and overgrown pastures were used in equal proportions to availability in 100% home ranges. Opossum conservation techniques in coffee growing areas include promoting spruce windbreaks, living fence rows, and garbage dumps.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad Nacional, Costa Rica.es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.publisherUniversidad Nacional, Costa Rica.es_ES
dc.rightsAcceso embargadoes_ES
dc.sourceRevista Biología Tropical vol.47 No.1- 2 1999es_ES
dc.subjectCosta Rica, Didelphis marsupialis, habitat use, home range, living fence rows, dens, radio-tele metry, windbreaks.es_ES
dc.titleLate dry season habitat use of common opossum, Didelphis marsupialis (Marsupialia: Didelphidae) in neotropical lower montane agricultural areases_ES
dc.typehttp://purl.org/coar/resource_type/c_6501es_ES
dc.description.procedenceInstituto Internacional en Conservación y Manejo de Vida Silvestrees_ES


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