Reproduction

Observations on the reproduction and ecology of the brush tailed possum Trichosurus vulpecula Kerr (Marsupialia), in New Zealand

In all 366 adult possums and 139 pouch young were examined. Five samples were collected and a study of a live population was conducted. Data are presented on the relationships […]

Effects of intensive trapping on breeding and age structure of brushtail possums, Trichosurus vulpecula, on Kapiti Island, New Zealand

Between 1980 and 1986, introduced Australian brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) were eradicated from Kapiti Island, a 1965 ha nature reserve. The possum population was monitored by live- and kill-trapping, before […]

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 […]