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Table 1 Ethogram describing the behaviours observed

From: Pup mortality in laboratory mice – infanticide or not?

Behaviour Description
Female behaviour  
Paw manipulation in nest Female manipulates pup with only paws, inside nest
Paw manipulation outside nest Female manipulates pup with only paws, outside nest
Mouth manipulation in nest Female manipulates pup with mouth, inside nest
Mouth manipulation outside nest Female manipulates pup with mouth, outside nest
Eating pup in nest Female eating pup, inside nest
Eating pup outside nest Female eating pup, outside nest
Eating Female eating something, not possible to distinguish what
Activity in nest Female active in nest, type of activity not possible to determine
Activity outside nest Female active with pup outside nest, type of activity not possible to determine
Parturition Female giving birth to pups
Pup behaviour  
Movement outside nest Movement of pup outside nest
Movement inside nest Movement of pup in nest
Still outside nest Pup lying still outside nest
Still in nest Pup lying still in nest