Ranging, habitat use and activity patterns of binturong Arctictis binturong and yellow-throated marten Martes flavigula in north-central Thailand
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The binturong Arctictis binturong and yellow-throated marten Martes flavigula are widely distributed through much of Southeast Asia, yet their natural history remains poorly understood. We radio collared and tracked five male binturongs, and five yellow-throated martens (four males and one female) for 4-23 months in Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand. For binturongs, mean annual range size ( SD; 95% minimum convex polygon) was 6.2 km 2 ( 1.0), and mean range overlap was 35%. Wet season ranges were larger for most binturongs. Binturong mean daily distance was 688 m ( 667). A cumulative activity pattern of 47% indicated that binturongs were arrhythmic and crepuscular. Yellow-throated martens showed an annual range of 7.2 km2 ( 4.3) and exhibited overlapping ranges of 34%. Yellow-throated martens traveled an average of 966 m/day ( 834) and activity (58%) was characterized as diurnal, but increases in nocturnal activity increased during lunar nights ( 7 days from full moon). Wildlife Biology.
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Grassman, L. I., Tewes, M. E., & Silvy, N. J.
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Grassman, Lon I||Tewes, Michael E||Silvy, Nova J