Food Habits and Seed Dispersal by the White-Eared Opossum, Didelphis albiventris, in Southern Brazil

  title={Food Habits and Seed Dispersal by the White-Eared Opossum, Didelphis albiventris, in Southern Brazil},
  author={Nilton Carlos C{\'a}ceres},
  journal={Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment},
  pages={104 - 97}
  • N. Cáceres
  • Published 1 August 2002
  • Environmental Science
  • Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment
The food habits and seed dispersal promoted by the marsupial Didelphis albiventris (Marsupialia: Didelphidae) were investigated in two forest fragments of Curitiba, southern Brazil, between February 1995 and February 1997. Forty live traps were set uniformly in the fragments for opossum captures and collection of their scats. Diet was determined by fecal analysis and seed dispersal was tested through seed germination experiments. With a total of 1842 traps set, 71 scats of the white-eared… 

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