Feeding ecology in the small neotropical amphisbaenid Amphisbaena munoai (Amphisbaenidae) in southern Brazil

@article{BernardoSilva2006FeedingEI,
  title={Feeding ecology in the small neotropical amphisbaenid Amphisbaena munoai (Amphisbaenidae) in southern Brazil},
  author={Jorge Bernardo-Silva and Eduardo M. Von-M{\"u}hlen and Marcos Di-Bernardo and Jochen Ketterl},
  journal={Iheringia Serie Zoologia},
  year={2006},
  volume={96},
  pages={487-489}
}
  • Jorge Bernardo-Silva, Eduardo M. Von-Mühlen, +1 author Jochen Ketterl
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Iheringia Serie Zoologia
  • We analyzed the alimentary tract of 66 specimens of Amphisbaena munoai Klappenbach, 1969 from the Serra do Sudeste, state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. Forty specimens (60.6%) had prey items in their gut. The diet consisted mainly of small invertebrate prey, such as termites, insect larvae and ants. The most abundant prey item was termites, found in 62.5% of the non empty stomachs. The high number of individual prey items in the majority of stomachs, the small size of the regular prey… CONTINUE READING
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