The number of young present in sequential litters of the marsupial bandicoot, isoodon macrourus, in captivity

Gemmell R.T., Walker M.T., Johnston G. and Cepon G. (1984) The number of young present in sequential litters of the marsupial bandicoot, isoodon macrourus, in captivity. Australian Journal of Zoology, 32 5: 605-613. doi:10.1071/ZO9840623


Author Gemmell R.T.
Walker M.T.
Johnston G.
Cepon G.
Title The number of young present in sequential litters of the marsupial bandicoot, isoodon macrourus, in captivity
Journal name Australian Journal of Zoology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1446-5698
Publication date 1984
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/ZO9840623
Volume 32
Issue 5
Start page 605
End page 613
Total pages 9
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
1105 Dentistry
Abstract Twenty adult female bandicoots, Isoodon macrourus, housed in outside enclosures, were examined weekly and the number, sex and teat position of young were recorded throughout 1982. Thirty-nine litters were monitored throughout lactation. The number of young declined from 107 early in lactation to 73 at weaning. Loss of young from the pouch (n— 19) was more pronounced during the colder months of the year. This reduction in litter size may enable the bandicoots to produce some young in unfavourable conditions and thus extend their breeding season.
Q-Index Code C1
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