Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Ecology of spiders inhabiting abandoned mammal burrows in South African savanna

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Mots-clés d'auteur
  • African savanna
  • Spiders
  • Small-mammal burrows
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Mammiferes_v2b_01653
Auteur(s)
  • Christa Heidger
Affiliation(s)
  • Fachoereich Biologie, Philipps-Universität, Karl von Frisch Strasse, D-3550, Marburg/Lahn, Federal Republic of Germany
Résumé

In the Nylsvley Nature Reserve, in the South African savanna, the spider community in 320 abandoned mammal burrows was investigated. Three species, Agelena ocellata (Agelenidae), Euprosthenops proximus (Pisauridae) and Smeringopus pallidus (Pholcidae), coexisted in the burrows. The number of individuals and the number of species inhabiting the burrows increased with burrow size. Gerbil burrows were apparently too small to provide space for more than one individual of any of the three species. Only the burrows of springhares, warthogs, and antbears contained more than one spider. When artificial burrows were provided a rapid increase in settlement resulted. Competition for space therefore seems to be the determining factor influencing the population size. A relatively low number of prey items (136, in 119 webs) were found in agelenid webs only. Kleptoparasitic ants were observed stealing prey items from the webs.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - ecology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - ethologie animale
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - ecology
Identifiant ISTEX
6615617E77BCDC525C2A33EFDC99B35D8D8F426D
Revue

Oecologia

Année de publication
1988
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
6.357
Sous-corpus
  • Mammiferes
Type de publication
Journal
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