Determination of the jaguar (Panthera onca) and puma (Puma concolor) diet in a tropical forest in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

  title={Determination of the jaguar (Panthera onca) and puma (Puma concolor) diet in a tropical forest in San Luis Potosi, Mexico},
  author={Patricia S{\'a}nchez Rueda and Germ{\'a}n David Mendoza and Diana Mart{\'i}nez and Octavio C. Rosas-Rosas},
  journal={Journal of Applied Animal Research},
  pages={484 - 489}
Jaguar and puma faeces (N=30) were collected in an area of 75 km2 in the tropical forest of Tamasopo in San Luis Potosi. A dot-blot assay was developed with DNA from scats in order to differentiate between jaguar and puma. This assay employed a probe recognising cytochrome b of puma. A total of 14 prey species were found, of which 7 were used by both felids. Jaguar and puma diets in this study showed an overlap of 93.38% where collared peccary was the main prey consumed by both felids (jaguar… 
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