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Age, sex, reproduction, and spatial organization of lynxes colonizing northeastern Minnesota

Journal of Mammalogy

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Abstract

From 1972 through 1978, lynxes (Felis lynx) emigrating from Canada were studied in northeastern Minnesota. Fourteen individuals were radio-tracked, 8 wefe ear-tagged, and 49 carcasses were examined. Sex ratios of the samples were equal during the first years of the study, but females predominated later. At least half of the radiotagged lynxes were killed by humans; no natural mortality was detected. Home range sizes ranged from 51 to 122 km2 for females and 145 to 243 km2 for males, up to 10 times the sizes of those reported by other workers. Ranges of females tended to overlap. Males and females appeared to be segregated in the population.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Age, sex, reproduction, and spatial organization of lynxes colonizing northeastern Minnesota
Series title:
Journal of Mammalogy
Volume
61
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
261-267
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
261
Last page:
267
Number of Pages:
7