The Behavior of the Moonrat, Echinosorex gymnurus (Erinaceidae) and the Pentail Shrew, Ptilocercus lowi (Tupaiidae) with Comments on the Behavior of other Insectivora

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  • Edwin Gould

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    1. Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Department of Mental Hygiene, Laboratory of Comparative Behavior, Baltimore, Maryland
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John Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Dept. of Mental Hygiene, Laboratory of Comparative Behavior, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21205.

Abstract

Observations in captivity of 9 Ptilocercus and 12 Echinosorex are described. Behavioral data include information on predation, nesting, defense, locomotion and communication (including physical details of vocalizations). Inferences concerning early mammalian evolution are discussed.

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