Home range — body mass relations: a field study on African browsing ruminants

Author(s)J.T. du Toit
Year Published1990
Page Numbers301-303
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Home range data were collected concurrently from four syntopic browsing ruminant species in a conserved savanna ecosystem. Mean home range areas were: giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) 282 km^2; kudu (Tragelaphus strepciceros) 21.9 km^2; impala (Aepyceros melampus) 5.81 km^2; steenbok (Raphicerus campestris) 0.62 km^2. Home range area (Ahr) scaled on body mass (M) as: Ahr = 0.024 M^1.38 (r^2 = 0.99).

Key Words: Home range, allometry, browsing ruminants                                 

Author: J.T. du Toit

Journal: Oecologia 

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