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A poisonous surprise under the coat of the African crested rat.

Abstract:

Plant toxins are sequestered by many animals and the toxicity is frequently advertised by aposematic displays to deter potential predators. Such 'unpalatability by appropriation' is common in many invertebrate groups and also found in a few vertebrate groups. However, potentially lethal toxicity by acquisition has so far never been reported for a placental mammal. Here, we describe complex morphological structures and behaviours whereby the African crested rat, Lophiomys imhausi, acquires, di...

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10.1098/rspb.2011.1169

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
279
Issue:
1729
Pages:
675-680
Publication date:
2012-02-01
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
Source identifiers:
209909
Language:
English
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pubs:209909
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uuid:a89167e1-0f45-4265-9324-582a7fd80575
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pubs:209909
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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