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Dietary specialization and climatic-linked variations in extant populations of Ethiopian wolves

Abstract:

Understanding of the biology of rarity is central to the conservation of some endangered species. Rare taxa are often reported to be specialized, but they are usually poorly studied. The Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis) is endemic to the Ethiopian highlands and in two major populations, Bale and Arsi in the southern range of the species, it preys almost exclusively upon diurnal rodents all year round, mainly molerats Tachyoryctes macrocephalus and common molerats T. splendens, respectively. Wh...

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Mitchell, R More by this author
Johnson, PJ More by this author
Journal:
AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY
Volume:
48
Issue:
2
Pages:
517-525
Publication date:
2010-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-2028
ISSN:
0141-6707
URN:
uuid:79bba673-3782-480b-8f7a-0c34dbac146a
Source identifiers:
244895
Local pid:
pubs:244895

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