Diet of the South African large-spotted genetGenetta tigrina (Carnivora, Viverridae) in a coastal dune forest

  title={Diet of the South African large-spotted genetGenetta tigrina (Carnivora, Viverridae) in a coastal dune forest},
  author={Peter D. Roberts and Michael J. Somers and Rehema M. White and Jan A. J. Nel},
  journal={Acta Theriologica},
We studied seasonal variations in the diet of the large-spotted genetGenetta tigrina Schreber, 1776 in the coastal dune forest of the Dwesa Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. [] Key Result The food items with the highest relative percentage occurrence were Coleoptera, Orthoptera and Mammalia. However, by volume they ate mostly grass then followed by Coleoptera and Orthoptera.
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