Home range use and seasonal movements of the Egyptian tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni) in the northwestern Negev, Israel

E. Geffen, H. Mendelssohn

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Abstract

Male and female home ranges were (mean ± 1 SD) 34.9 ha ± 24.6 and 15.7 ha ± 8.6, respectively, and did not differ significantly from each other. Considerable overlap was found between home ranges of different males and between those of males and females. Even though large parts of the home range were visited during the period of observations, a much smaller area was visited more frequently. The greatest areas were used during winter and spring (time of main activity); small areas were used during summer. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-359
Number of pages6
JournalHerpetologica
Volume44
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1988

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