Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) Food Habits in a Tropical Deciduous Forest of Jalisco, Mexico

  title={Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) Food Habits in a Tropical Deciduous Forest of Jalisco, Mexico},
  author={Alejandra De Villa Meza and Enrique Mart{\'i}nez Meyer and Carlos A. L{\'o}pez Gonz{\'a}lez},
—Few studies have been conducted on the food habits of the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), considered an endangered feline in Mexico. Past studies showed that rodents were the main component of ocelot diet. In our study ocelot prey consumption was measured as frequency of occurrence of prey in scats and then converted to biomass. The spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura pectinata) was the most important prey of ocelots, followed by the spiny pocket mouse (Liomys pictus). Other rodents and some birds… 

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