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Record number 409247
Title Life-history traits of gaur Bos gaurus: A first analysis
Author(s) Ahrestani, F.S.; Iyer, S.; Heitkonig, I.M.A.; Prins, H.H.T.
Source Mammal Review 41 (2011)1. - ISSN 0305-1838 - p. 75 - 84.
Department(s) Resource Ecology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) sexual size dimorphism - population-dynamics - prey selection - southern india - bison - ungulate - ecology - buffalo - tiger - carnivores
Abstract In this first detailed analysis of gaur Bos gaurus life-history traits, data were collected from a 20-month field study in South India and from captive gaur populations. Mean age of females at first parturition was 3 years; females remained fertile beyond the age of 15 years. Adult females were three times more abundant than adult males in the wild; survival of females was greater than males beyond three years of age. Life span of both sexes has not exceeded 24 years in captivity. Gaur life-history traits are similar to those of other similar-sized Bovini species.
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