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First Occurrence of Twins in Provisioned Free-ranging Rhesus Macaques in Mt. Taihangshan Area, China
Author of the article:ZHANG Shiqiang1, WANG Simin1, WANG Zhenlong1*, LI Qingjun2, KUANG Sanao2, LU Jiqi1*
Author's Workplace:1. Institute of Biodiversity and Ecology, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China;
2. Administration of Wulongkou Scenic Area, Jiyuan, Henan Province 454650, China
Key Words:rhesus macaques; twins; behavior; individual development
Abstract:In a free-ranging rhesus macaque Macaca mulatta tcheliensis group (WLK-1) (Wulongkou Scenic Area, Jiyuan, Henan province, China), we observed a case of twin infants carried by an adult female at 17:30 on April 21th, 2014. Focal animal sampling method was used to describe the behavior characteristics of this female and the twins' development during early lactation. This was the first occurrence of twin infants in rhesus macaques in the field in China.
2015,34(1): 99-102 收稿日期:2014-6-11
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