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Long-term Trends in Food Habits of the Raccoon Dog , Nyctereutes viverrinus , in the Imperial Palace

  title={Long-term Trends in Food Habits of the Raccoon Dog , Nyctereutes viverrinus , in the Imperial Palace},
  author={Akihito and Takako Sako and Makito Teduka and Shin-ichiro Kawada},
The food habits of the raccoon dogs in the Imperial Palace were examined by fecal analysis focused on the long term trend for five years. A total of 95 taxa (including 58 taxa identified as genera or species) of plant seeds were detected from 163 collected feces in 164 weekly surveys. Among them, eight taxa were selected as the food resources for the raccoon dogs in the Imperial Palace. The intakes of these taxa showed seasonal succession, i.e. Aphananthe aspera in January, Idesia polycarpa in… 

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