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Food habits of the pale fox (Vulpes pallida) in Niger

Abstract:

The pale fox (Vulpes pallida) is a small, little known African carnivore that is patchily distributed throughout the Sahel. We studied the food habits of pale foxes in the Termit and Tin Toumma National Nature Reserve in south-eastern Niger by examining the frequency of occurrence and proportions of prey remains in scats (n = 398). Arthropods, primarily Coleoptera, Orthoptera and Scorpiones, were present in 91.8% of scats. Mammalian remains, primarily Gerbillus spp., were found in 5.6% of sca...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Publisher copy:
10.1111/aje.12404

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Burruss, D More by this author
Matchano, A More by this author
Andersen, M More by this author
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Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Sahara Conservation Fund More from this funder
Saint Louis Zoo More from this funder
Abilene Zoo More from this funder
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
African Journal of Ecology Journal website
Volume:
55
Issue:
4
Pages:
664-671
Publication date:
2017-04-28
Acceptance date:
2016-12-13
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-2028
ISSN:
0141-6707
Pubs id:
pubs:697166
URN:
uri:637a3ccc-3893-4f70-9e4d-5515771c36f1
UUID:
uuid:637a3ccc-3893-4f70-9e4d-5515771c36f1
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pubs:697166

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