Interspecific Killing among Mammalian Carnivores

  title={Interspecific Killing among Mammalian Carnivores},
  author={F. Palomares and T. Caro},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  pages={492 - 508}
  • F. Palomares, T. Caro
  • Published 1999
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American Naturalist
  • Interspecific killing among mammalian carnivores is common in nature and accounts for up to 68% of known mortalities in some species. Interactions may be symmetrical (both species kill each other) or asymmetrical (one species kills the other), and in some interactions adults of one species kill young but not adults of the other. There is a positive significant relationship between the body masses of solitary killer species and body masses of their victim species, and grouping species kill… CONTINUE READING
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