Male influence on maternal behavior and offspring of captive volcano mice (Neotomodon alstoni) from Mexico

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Show simple item record Luis, J Cervantes, FA Martínez, M Delgado, J Carmona-Castro, A Cárdenas-Vázquez, R 2011-01-22T10:27:18Z 2011-01-22T10:27:18Z 2004
dc.identifier.issn 222372
dc.description.abstract Captive male Neotomodon alstoni exhibit paternal care. We tested whether presence of the male in the nest during the postpartum and weaning periods affect maternal care and promoted survival and growth of the offspring. For captive N. alstoni pairs (n = 10) both parents were maintained in the nest until weaning of the young, and in another 10 pairs the male was removed shortly after birth of young. The presence of the male had a negative impact on the time spent by females in huddling with nursing young. In the presence of the male, females groomed and sniffed young less frequently than did females rearing young in the absence of the male. Survival of offspring (84%) and their growth (20.6 +/- 4.7 g) was significantly higher when both parents reared their young. Males provide additional care of young, allowing a higher quality of care by the female during rearing. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Male influence on maternal behavior and offspring of captive volcano mice (Neotomodon alstoni) from Mexico
dc.type Artículo de investigación en_US
dc.identifier.idprometeo 1817
dc.source.novolpages 85(2):268-272
dc.subject.wos Zoology
dc.description.index WoS: SCI, SSCI o AHCI
dc.subject.keywords behavior
dc.subject.keywords captivity
dc.subject.keywords Mexico
dc.subject.keywords Neotomodon alstoni
dc.subject.keywords offspring
dc.subject.keywords parental care
dc.subject.keywords volcano mouse
dc.relation.journal Journal of Mammalogy
dc.description.Departamento Departamento de Biología Comparada

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