Gestation length in Tarsius bancanus

Authors

  • Dr. M. Kay Izard,

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    1. Department of, Anatomy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    2. Duke University Primate Center, Durham, North Carolina
    • Duke University Primate Center, 3705 Erwin Road, Durham, North Carolina 27705
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  • Patricia C. Wright,

    1. Department of, Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    2. Duke University Primate Center, Durham, North Carolina
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  • Elwyn L. Simons

    1. Department of, Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    2. Duke University Primate Center, Durham, North Carolina
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Abstract

A gestation length of 178 days was determined for Tarsius bancanus based on a vaginal smear containing whole sperm. This value replaces the only previously reported information on gestation length in tarsiers, a rough estimate of approximately 6 months for T. syrichta.

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