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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

Print version ISSN 0101-8175

Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.4 no.2 Curitiba  1987

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81751987000200005 

Algumas observações sobre o ciclo reprodutivo anual de fêmeas do gambá Didelphis albiventris (Lund, 1841) (Marsupialia, Didelphidae) em populações naturais no Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil1

 

 

Sônia Elias RigueiraI; Célio Murilo de Carvalho ValleI; José Benedito Malta VarejãoII; Patrícia Velloso de AlbuquerqueI; José Carlos NogueiraIII

IDepartamento de Zoologia do ICB/UFMG, Belo Horizonte, MG
IIDepartamento de Patologia, Setor Parasitologia - UFES, Vitória, ES
IIIDepartamento de Morfologia do ICB/UFMG, Belo Horizonte, MG. Pesquisador do CNPq

 

 


ABSTRACT

Females of white-eared opossum Didelphis albiventris (Lund, 1841) from natural population of the "cerrado", State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, present a seasonal reproductive activity. Young-pouches were found in females captured from August to March. During the months of April to July youngs were not present in the pouch. The only two females captured in July showed pregnant uterus. All females collected in August and September were litter positive. The average number of individuais per litter was 7.04 ± 1.9.


 

 

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