Digestive tract dimensions and body mass of elephant shrews (Macroscelididae) and the effects of season and habitat

Woodall P.F. (1987) Digestive tract dimensions and body mass of elephant shrews (Macroscelididae) and the effects of season and habitat. Mammalia, 51 4: 537-546. doi:10.1515/mamm.1987.51.4.537


Author Woodall P.F.
Title Digestive tract dimensions and body mass of elephant shrews (Macroscelididae) and the effects of season and habitat
Journal name Mammalia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1864-1547
Publication date 1987-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1515/mamm.1987.51.4.537
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 51
Issue 4
Start page 537
End page 546
Total pages 10
Subject 1105 Dentistry
1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract Macroscelidids have relatively short digestive tracts, consistent with their insectivorous diet. Compared with five species of Elephantulus, Macroscelides proboscideus had a relatively long large intestine and Petrodromus tetradactylus had a relatively short large intestine. These differences may reflect varying requirements for water conservation. E. myurus showed no seasonal changes in body weight but a significant reduction in the length of the small and large intestine in winter, the nonbreeding season.
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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