Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support

The Individual Behaviors of Lumholtz's Tree-Kangaroo: Repertoire and Taxonomic Implications

Elizabeth Procter-Gray and Udo Ganslosser
Journal of Mammalogy
Vol. 67, No. 2 (May, 1986), pp. 343-352
DOI: 10.2307/1380888
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1380888
Page Count: 10
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($42.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support
The Individual Behaviors of Lumholtz's Tree-Kangaroo: Repertoire and Taxonomic Implications
Preview not available

Abstract

Lumholtz's tree-kangaroos (Dendrolagus lumholtzi) are arboreal macropodids that spend the majority of their time in trees. Lumholtz's tree-kangaroos are primarily nocturnal: most of their long-distance movements occur at night, although some feeding and moving activity occurs during the day. The behavioral repertoire of D. lumholtzi, including modes of locomotion, resting postures, and feeding and comfort movements, is similar to the previously-described repertoire of D. inustus, especially in that paired limbs are often moved simultaneously. This repertoire appears to be closer to that of a hypothetical ground-dwelling ancestor than repertoires reported for D. matschiei and D. dorianus. This conclusion agrees with recent systematic work based on morphologies of the genus.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
343
    343
  • Thumbnail: Page 
344
    344
  • Thumbnail: Page 
345
    345
  • Thumbnail: Page 
346
    346
  • Thumbnail: Page 
347
    347
  • Thumbnail: Page 
348
    348
  • Thumbnail: Page 
349
    349
  • Thumbnail: Page 
350
    350
  • Thumbnail: Page 
351
    351
  • Thumbnail: Page 
352
    352