ACTA THERIOLOGICA SINICA ›› 2019, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (3): 344-346.DOI: 10.16829/j.slxb.150209

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Using auto-trigger camera to observe mating behavior of Hog-badger (Arctonyx collaris)

GUO Hongxing, CHENG Lin, CHENG Songlin, YUAN Rongbin, MAO Yixian#br#   

  1. (Jiangxi Wuyishan National Nature Reserve, Yanshan 334500, China)
  • Online:2019-05-30 Published:2019-05-10


郭洪兴 程林 程松林 袁荣斌 毛夷仙   

  1. (江西武夷山国家级自然保护区,铅山334500)
  • 通讯作者: 程松林

Abstract: Mating behavior of the Hog-badger (Arctonyx collaris) was recorded on 463 videos (totally 8053 s) taken with auto-trigger cameras between March 13 and May 13, 2017 in Jiangxi Wuyishan. Males followed and guarded the females for several hours before mating. One mounting behavior, and three mating behaviors were observed from 01:55 to 08:49 on April 18. The durations of mating behaviors lasted for 731s, 1690s and 1494s, respectively. Based on these observations, we found: 1) mating behavior was controlled by the female, including obvious sexual solicitations; 2) females can mate more than one time within one estrous cycle; 3) quickly and repeatedly pumping and inserting behavior was observed in male during mating.

Key words: Hog-badger (Arctonyx collaris), Breeding behavior, Female sexual solicitation, Jiangxi Wuyishan

繁殖行为, 雌性邀配, 江西武夷山