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Competition between sympatric wolf taxa: an example involving African and Ethiopian wolves

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Carnivore populations are declining globally due to range contraction, persecution and prey depletion. One consequence of these patterns is increased range and niche overlap with other carnivores, and thus an elevated potential for competitive exclusion. Here, we document competition between an endangered canid, the Ethiopian wolf (EW), and the newly discovered African wolf (AW) in central Ethiopia. The diet of the ecological specialist EW was dominated by rodents, whereas the AW consumed a m...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1098/rsos.172207

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Gutema, TM More by this author
Atickem, A More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Maths, Physical & Life Sciences
Department:
Zoology
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Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability More from this funder
University of Oslo More from this funder
Norwegian Quota Scheme More from this funder
Rufford Small Grants Foundation More from this funder
Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund More from this funder
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Publisher:
The Royal Society Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Royal Society Open Science Journal website
Volume:
5
Publication date:
2018-05-02
Acceptance date:
2018-03-22
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EISSN:
2054-5703
Pubs id:
pubs:853900
URN:
uri:f7903658-6535-4e02-859f-0e2cad685036
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uuid:f7903658-6535-4e02-859f-0e2cad685036
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pubs:853900

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