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Alston's brown mouse -- Scotinomys teguina More
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1 Adult Female
1 Adult Male  

100%

Sight

 

Natural
 

call

copulate

perform visual display

 

 

Catherine A Langtimm
28 Jun 1990 at 14:22

    Geography
  • Costa Rica
    Puntarenas
    Locality
  • Monteverde
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 10.3   -84.8
    Habitats
  • Cloudforest
  • Evergreen Forest
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • NAGRA III-B
    Microphones
  • Sennheiser ME 80
    Accessories
    Equipment Note

NOTES: (Bkground Sounds: Other captive Scotinomys teguina singing in adjacent cages; nest material being brushed. Species Sound or Soc. Contact: Frequent. Other Social Unit: Mated pair. Range Status: Captivity. Breeding Status: Breeding. Sound Delivery Rate: high. Sound Source: Larynx? Gen. Climate: Wet. Cover Density: Thick. Cut length: ~8.5.)
Female KB65 and male KB54 were put in the same cage at 11:00 a.m. Female had been calling continuously in the morning and male was answering her. I suspected the female was in estrus. The vaginal opening was slightly red and swollen. At 13:58 I observed copulation. The pair went through 11 copulatory series in five hours. Vocalizations occurred as the male mounted female and attempted penetration, when the female groomed the male's belly and genital area, and when locked copulation was first achieved. Then silence and stillness as the couple lay on their side in copula. This is one series of mounts. Copulation after tape ended.
Songs heard are from other adults.

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