Proceedings: Animal Sciences

, Volume 93, Issue 5, pp 491–496 | Cite as

Body weights, sex ratio and population structure of the Western ghat squirrel,Funamhulus tristriatus

  • Ranjan Advani
  • A Sujatha


Studies were made on 516 specimens of Western ghat squirrel,Funambulus tristriatus collected from cocoa—coconut cropping systems in Western ghat biome of South India. Sex ratios, body weights and age structure factors ofF. Tristriatus are compared with sciurid species in India and other countries.


Funambulus tristriatus population structure sex ratios 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ranjan Advani
    • 1
  • A Sujatha
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Plantation Crops Research InstituteKasaragodIndia

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