Predation of the black-and-white tegu (Salvator merianae) by the lesser grison (Galictis cuja)

  title={Predation of the black-and-white tegu (Salvator merianae) by the lesser grison (Galictis cuja)},
  author={Caryne Braga and Leandro de Oliveira Drummond and Malinda D. Henry and F{\'a}bio Azevedo Khaled and Juan D. Rojas Arias and Carlos Ram{\'o}n Ruiz-Miranda and Pablo Rodrigues Gonçalves},
  journal={Mastozoolog{\'i}a Neotropical},
. This study describes the hunting and predatory behavior of the lesser grison on an adult black-and-white tegu as recorded by camera traps in an Atlantic forest remnant in the União Biological Reserve (Rio das Ostras, RJ, Brazil). This is the first record of a mustelid preying on this large lizard species and the first direct record of a hunting event of S. merianae by a mammal. The observed hunting behavior is heavily based on olfactory search, and the long struggle to kill and remove the… 
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