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Author (up) Lanier, D.L.; Dewsbury, D.A.
Title A quantitative study of copulatory behaviour of large Felidae Type Journal Article
Year 1976 Publication Behavioural-Processes Abbreviated Journal
Volume 1 Issue 4 Pages 327-333
Keywords behavior; breeding; mating; copulation; veterinary; zoo; zoos; medical; reproduction; browse; 1590
Abstract Observed a total of 109 copulations in 6 male-female pairs from 4 species of large Felidae. The mean intromission durations were 3.0 sec for Asian leopards (Panthera pardus), 3.3 sec for African leopards (P. pardus), 12.9 sec for snow leopards (Uncia uncia), 2.3 sec for spotted jaguars (P. onca), 3.3 sec for black jaguars (P. onca), and 12.4 sec for Siberian tigers (P. tigris). Behavioral patterns were qualitatively similar across species; all displayed a copulatory pattern with no lock, no intravaginal thrusting, ejaculation on a single insertion, and multiple ejaculations. Whereas domestic cats are reported to assume a neck grip and to tread prior to insertion, these larger Felidae generally did so after intromission had been achieved. After copulation, females of some pairs swiped at the male and displayed a rolling after-reaction. (18 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2000 APA, all rights reserved)(unassigned)
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Notes Netherlands: Elsevier Science Publishers BV. Approved no
Call Number SLN @ rana @ 32 Serial 610
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