Activity Patterns of Terrestrial Mammals at Springhill, Arima Valley, Trinidad

Authors

  • Mike G. Rutherford The University of the West Indies Zoology Museum, Department of Life Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Kimberly Chu Foon Asa Wright Nature Centre, Springhill Estate, Arima, Trinidad and Tobago

Keywords:

Camera-trapping, mammals, Trinidad, activity patterns, tropical forests

Abstract

Camera-traps were used to record terrestrial mammals over a period of 19 months at the Springhill Estate, Arima Valley, Trinidad. Eleven species or taxonomic groups were recorded during 925 trap nights. We describe the activity patterns with respect to time of day and lunar cycle for several of these species. Although these patterns mostly reflect current knowledge of the behaviour of these species based on existing literature, we found some minor differences.

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Published

2016-12-31

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Research Papers