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dc.contributor.authorSimpson, C. D.
dc.contributor.authorGray, G. G.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-25T07:26:51Z
dc.date.available2020-09-25T07:26:51Z
dc.date.issued1983-03-01
dc.identifier.citationSimpson, C. D., & Gray, G. G. (1983). Topographic and habitat use by sympatric Barbary sheep and mule deer in Palo Duro Canyon, Texas. Journal of Range Management, 36(2), 190-194.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/3898160
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/646105
dc.description.abstractThe topographic distribution of sympatric populations of Barbary sheep and mule deer was studied in the Dry Creek branch (65 km2) of Palo Duro Canyon in the central Texas Panhandle from February 1977 through January 1979. Each of 529 Barbary sheep sightings and 337 mule deer sightings were recorded by topographic level and nonparmetric tests were used to evaluate the null hypothesis of no significant difference in distribution between Barbary sheep and mule deer in topographic level or habitat type. There was no significant difference between species in spatial usage on a monthly basis when sightings on Bluff Sites were compared with those on Level Sites. When sightings on High Sites were compared with those on Low Sites, distributional patterns were significantly different only for February and November. There were significant seasonal differences between species in distribution by habitat type during the autumn and spring, but the aggregate distribution of sightings suggested that overall usage of space was not significantly different. These findings, when considered with the results of comparative diet studies, indicate the possibility of competition for mutally preferred forage plants. Other implications are also discussed.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectTexas
dc.subjectrangelands
dc.titleTopographic and Habitat Use by Sympatric Barbary Sheep and Mule Deer in Palo Duro Canyon, Texas
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
dc.description.noteThis material was digitized as part of a cooperative project between the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries.
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dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume36
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage190-194
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