Physiology

Variations in seasonal nutrition, thermoregulation and water balance in two New Zealand populations of the common brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula (Phalangeridae)

Two populations of common brushtail possum, at Wanganui and Westland, were compared in aspects of nutrition, thermoregulation and water balance at two thermal regimes in controlled-environment rooms. The thermal regimes […]

Aspects of reproductive biology in the male brush-tail possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Measurement of peripheral concentrations of testosterone in the male possum by radioimmunoassay, has demonstrated that seasonal fluctuations occur. Peaks of concentrations are present at the times when breeding activity occurs […]