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The exotic mammals of Argentina
The fauna of exotic mammals of Argentina represents a good opportunity to understand the dynamics of the invasion process as they represent a diversity of ecological groups and environmental contexts.
Discovery of tetraploidy in a mammal
Polyploidy, or having more than a pair of each type of chromosome, is considered to be unlikely in mammals because it would disrupt the mechanism of dosage compensation that normally inactivates one…
DESERTIFICATION IN CENTRAL ARGENTINA: CHANGES IN ECOSYSTEM CARBON AND NITROGEN FROM IMAGING SPECTROSCOPY
Many arid and semiarid (dryland) regions are subject to desertification from intensive land-use pressures such as cattle ranching. However, the lack of quantitative approaches required to assess…
Utilization of food resources by small and medium-sized mammals in the Monte Desert biome, Argentina
Examination of diet composition in a mammal assemblage in the Monte desert, Argentina shows that two main strategies are used by these mammals: medium-sized and small-sized species are herbivores and omnivorous, respectively.
Diet of wild boar (Sus scrofa) in a protected area of Argentina: the importance of baiting
The diet of wild boar in El Palmar National Park was evaluated, assessing its composition, seasonality, and importance of baiting, where vegetable matter represented the major component of the diet, and corn was the most abundant food item, used as bait to hunt wild boars.
6. Observations on the distribution and ecology of the mammals of Salta Province, Argentina
Fifty-eight species belonging to 19 families and seven orders are considered in Salta Province, Argentina; this represents 41% of the total mammal fauna of the province.
Food habits and impact of rooting behaviour of the invasive wild boar, Sus scrofa, in a protected area of the Monte Desert, Argentina
This is the first study addressing the ecology of the wild boar in a protected area of the Monte Desert biome of Argentina and to assess their potential effect on vegetation through soil rooting.
Small-Mammal Responses to Fire in the Monte Desert, Argentina
- R. Ojeda
- 25 May 1989
Systematics, Distribution, and Ecology of the Mammals of Catamarca Province, Argentina
The systematics, distribution, and ecology of the Didelphimorphia, Xenarthra, Chiroptera, Carnivora, Artiodactyla, Rodentia, and Lagomorpha of Catamarca Province, Argentina, are summarized.…