The role of kinship in field interactions among juvenile gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis)

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Abstract

Adult eastern gray squirrels influence recruitment into local populations by directing aggression at juveniles and nonresidents. Amicable juvenile interactions occurred only between littermates, while aggression was directed almost exclusively at nonlittermates. Juveniles within their own natal areas dominated nonresident juveniles. Interactions among juveniles appear to be influenced by kinship and may be important in determining recruitment patterns in squirrel populations. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-226
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Zoology
Volume71
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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