Niche overlap and resource partitioning between two sympatric fox species in southern Brazil

  title={Niche overlap and resource partitioning between two sympatric fox species in southern Brazil},
  author={Emerson Monteiro Vieira and Dagoberto Port},
  journal={Journal of Zoology},
Mechanisms that favour the co-occurrence of morphologically and ecologically similar species in South America are potentially relevant, because two or more species often occur in sympatry. In the present study, we investigated possible mechanisms of resource partitioning between two sympatric species of foxes, the crab-eating fox Cerdocyon thous and the pampas fox Pseudalopex gymnocercus, in the National Park of Aparados da Serra in southern Brazil (29°10′S, 50°05′W). We considered three main… 

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