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Diet of dingoes and cats in central Australia: does trophic competition underpin a rare mammal refuge?

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We investigated the hypothesis that trophic competition between a top predator and a smaller predator can create refuge from predation for small mammalian prey, using the dingo (Canis lupus dingo) and feral cat (Felis catus) in the MacDonnell Ranges of dryland Australia as a case study. We analyzed the diets of the 2 predator species for evidence of potential competition. There was no evidence of exploitation competition between the 2 carnivores—cats consumed mostly small mammals and particul...

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10.1093/jmammal/gyy083

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Journal of Mammology More from this journal
Volume:
99
Issue:
5
Pages:
1120–1127
Publication date:
2018-07-20
Acceptance date:
2018-07-03
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EISSN:
1545-1542
ISSN:
0022-2372
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pubs:864350
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uuid:cf5a280b-4c39-43a7-a4e2-a70f1b4bb2e5
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pubs:864350
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864350
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2018-07-04

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