The raccoon (Procyon lotor) on St. Catherines Island, Georgia. 4, Comparisons of home ranges determined by livetrapping and radiotracking. American Museum novitates ; no. 2664

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dc.contributor.author Lotze, Joerg-Henner. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T17:03:53Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T17:03:53Z
dc.date.issued 1979 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/3493
dc.description 25 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 23-25). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Home ranges of 49 raccoons (Procyon lotor) from St. Catherines Island, Georgia, each captured at least five times, are compared with home ranges of nine radiotagged raccoons. The mean of final estimates of home range sizes of 35 males (51 SE 68 ha.) was significantly different from that for 14 females (6 SE 10 ha., t = 2.42, p. < 0.05). The limited female trapping success is related to both a higher mean time interval between captures and a higher mean number of captures per station of capture than for males. Home range size seemed to increase with number of captures using both mean convex polygon and mean circular estimates as well as regression analyses. The estimates of home range of a male raccoon captured 103 times changed in shape, location, and size each year in the four-year study period and did not approach the final estimate of 254 ha. asymptotically. The mean yearly radiotracking home range estimate of seven males (65 SE 18 ha.) was not significantly different from that for two females (39 SE 16 ha.). For females, the mean home range based on radiotracking was significantly different from the mean home range based on recaptures (t = 3.86, p < 0.05). Home ranges determined by radiotracking did not always coincide closely with home ranges determined by recaptures for the same animals during the same time periods"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2664 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2664, 1979 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Raccoons -- Home range -- Georgia -- Saint Catherines Island. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Raccoons -- Behavior -- Georgia -- Saint Catherines Island. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Home range (Animal geography) -- Georgia -- Saint Catherines Island. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Home range -- Georgia -- Saint Catherines Island. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Behavior -- Georgia -- Saint Catherines Island. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Raccoons -- Georgia -- Saint Catherines Island. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Georgia -- Saint Catherines Island. en_US
dc.title The raccoon (Procyon lotor) on St. Catherines Island, Georgia. 4, Comparisons of home ranges determined by livetrapping and radiotracking. American Museum novitates ; no. 2664 en_US
dc.title.alternative Comparisons of home ranges determined by livetrapping and radiotracking en_US
dc.title.alternative Procyon lotor en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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