Uzrasna struktura Apodemus flavicollis (Melchior, 1834) iz dva uzorka iz klopki i sovinih gvalica
Age structure of yellow-necked mouse (Apodemus flavicollis Melchior, 1834) in two samples obtained from live traps and owl pellets
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The age structure of yellow-necked mouse (Apodemus flavicollis Melchior 1834) has been analyzed in individuals obtained by two methods: Trapping with Sherman live traps and obtainment of skulls from long-eared owl (Asio otus Linnaeus, 1758) pellets (predator diet analysis). One hundred and forty-four mice were analyzed for the degree of wear of the surface of molar crowns, and an additional 74 measurements were performed on captive-born Apodemus flavicollis individuals. We used a refined model of comparison that included seven classes of mouse age, rather than four classes, as suggested by other authors.
Keywords:Apodemus flavicollis; Asio otus; age structure; molar; diet; prey; Serbia
Source:Archives of Biological Sciences, 2005, 57, 1, 53-56