ethograms (def., ethogram ē′thə-grăm″►
|n.||A systematic inventory listing and describing the behavioral patterns of an organism or a species.|
|n.||A catalogue of the typical behaviour patterns of a specie|
I did not know this word until I read this article today in the New York Times:
“ What Has Four Legs, a Trunk and a Behavioral Database?
From tens of thousands of hours of observation, scientists have compiled a detailed library of African elephant behavior.”
I Would not say this article is all that comprehensive, but it’s interesting and moving in the right direction.
This is actually more like the information I would like to find about organisms on INat.
I would enjoy reading more about organisms’ life cycles and natural behaviors. Wikipedia links often don’t seem to cover this.
Anyone know of any good resources for ethograms for (any) species?