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Interspecific and intraspecific variation in diet preference in five Atlantic forest dung beetle species

Abstract:

1. Dung beetles are commonly assumed to be generalist feeders, but there has been limited work in identifying whether there is interspecific variation in feeding preference. Equally, there has been no work exploring whether generalist feeding behaviour in a species is a result of within-species specialisation. 2. This study identified the individual and species-level feeding preferences of five dung beetle species towards human, jaguar and pig dung using a choice experiment. 3. It was found t...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1111/een.12711

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Ecological Entomology Journal website
Volume:
44
Issue:
3
Pages:
436-439
Publication date:
2018-12-23
Acceptance date:
2018-11-19
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EISSN:
1365-2311
ISSN:
0307-6946
Pubs id:
pubs:956250
URN:
uri:7b665e14-613d-4862-be36-3323a1b29ef7
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uuid:7b665e14-613d-4862-be36-3323a1b29ef7
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pubs:956250

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