Preferential prey selection by Desmodus rotundus (E. Geoffroy, 1810, Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) feeding on domestic herbivores in the municipality of São Pedro--SP.

@article{Mialhe2014PreferentialPS,
  title={Preferential prey selection by Desmodus rotundus (E. Geoffroy, 1810, Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) feeding on domestic herbivores in the municipality of S{\~a}o Pedro--SP.},
  author={Paulo Jacques Mialhe},
  journal={Brazilian journal of biology = Revista brasleira de biologia},
  year={2014},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={
          579-84
        }
}
In order to verify possible preferential prey selection by Desmodus rotundus feeding on domestic herbivores in the Municipality of São Pedro (São Paulo, Brazil), vampire bat attacks were surveyed at rural properties where domestic herbivores were being raised and attack frequencies of D. rotundus on the total herd and on different species were calculated. The analysis found that the most frequently attacked herbivores were cattle and horses. The chi-square test (χ2), with a significance level… CONTINUE READING

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