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Fear of the dark or dinner by moonlight? Reduced temporal partitioning among Africa's large carnivores.

Abstract:

Africa is home to the last intact guild of large carnivores and thus provides the only opportunity to investigate mechanisms of coexistence among large predator species. Strong asymmetric dominance hierarchies typically characterize guilds of large carnivores; but despite this asymmetry, subdominant species may persist alongside their stronger counterparts through temporal partitioning of habitat and resources. In the African guild, the subdominant African wild dogs and cheetahs are routinely...

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10.1890/12-0017.1

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Broekhuis, F More by this author
McNutt, JW More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Plant Sciences
Macdonald, DW More by this author
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Journal:
Ecology
Volume:
93
Issue:
12
Pages:
2590-2599
Publication date:
2012-12-05
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ISSN:
0012-9658
URN:
uuid:69b1b03c-8f91-4966-a891-8f5d60342179
Source identifiers:
377528
Local pid:
pubs:377528

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