An Investigation of the Behavior of Citellus townsendii townsendii (Bachman) in Central Washington
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Science (MS)
Sheldon R. Johnson
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Robert H. Brown
This study of the behavior of Citellus townsendii townsendii was based on field observations of animals at their northern most distribution. The squirrels' seasonal activity and behavioral repertoire, when considered with environmental parameters, suggest important adaptations for survival. The animals were in torpor from about July to February. Activity generally occurred during the midmorning hours, allowing them to avoid temperature extremes. Quantitative analysis of behavioral observations indicated that most activities occurred in a non-random order.
Fuller, Mark Roy, "An Investigation of the Behavior of Citellus townsendii townsendii (Bachman) in Central Washington" (1971). All Master's Theses. 1616.
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