Food Habits, Home Range and Activity of Didelphis aurita (Mammalia, Marsupialia) in a Forest Fragment of Southern Brazil

@article{Cceres2001FoodHH,
  title={Food Habits, Home Range and Activity of Didelphis aurita (Mammalia, Marsupialia) in a Forest Fragment of Southern Brazil},
  author={Nilton Carlos C{\'a}ceres and E. L. A. Monteiro-Filho},
  journal={Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment},
  year={2001},
  volume={36},
  pages={85 - 92}
}
Relationships between food habits, home range and activity of the black-eared opossum, Didelphis aurita (Marsupialia, Didelphidae), were studied in an urban forest fragment (5 ha) of southern Brazil from February 1995 to January 1996. Captures were performed weekly using 30 live-traps placed uniformly in the study area. Diet was determined through faecal analysis, home ranges were calculated through the Minimum Convex Polygon method and the activity period was assessed from the time of captures… 

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