Diets of Ocelots (Leopardus pardalis), Margays (L. wiedii), and Oncillas (L. tigrinus) in the Atlantic Rainforest in Southeast Brazil

@article{Wang2002DietsOO,
  title={Diets of Ocelots (Leopardus pardalis), Margays (L. wiedii), and Oncillas (L. tigrinus) in the Atlantic Rainforest in Southeast Brazil},
  author={Ellen Wang},
  journal={Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment},
  year={2002},
  volume={37},
  pages={207 - 212}
}
  • E. Wang
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Biology
  • Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment
Felids play an important role in structuring the prey community, and thus in the dynamics of the plant community in tropical forests. The diets of three species of small cats, Leopardus pardalis (ocelot), L. wiedii (margay), and L. tigrinus (oncilla) were investigated by analysis of scats and regurgitations during a one-year study at Parque Estadual Serra do Mar, Núcleo Santa Virgínia, southeastern Brazil. Small non-volant mammals were the most frequent prey in all the diets. The diets of the… 
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