Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Predation upon reptiles in Mediterranean habitats of Chile, Spain and California: A comparative analysis

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Reptiles_v2b_00559
Auteur(s)
  • Fabian M. Jaksi? 1
  • Harry W. Greene 1
  • Kurt Schwenk 1
  • Robert L. Seib 1
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, 94720, Berkeley, CA, USA
Résumé

Pradation on reptiles at three Mediterranean-type habitat sites was assessed by computing the incidence of reptiles as a percentage of vertebrates in the diet of each predator species and the incidence of each reptile species as prey for the entire assemblage of predators at each locality. The overall importance of reptiles is lowest in Chile, intermediate in California, and highest in Spain. These differences do not appear to result from interlocality variation in the size distributions of predators or of prey. The incidence of particular reptile species as prey is correlated with their relative abundances in Spain and California, but not in Chile. Behavioral and morphological attributes evidently make some species more vulnerable to predation and others less so than their abundances would predict. Predation on the speciose lizard genus Liolaemus in Chile is sufficient to promote behavioral responses but not major morphological divergence.

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
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - ecology
Identifiant ISTEX
9C831474694E825B116E9B289DC839B009066627
Revue

Oecologia

Année de publication
1982
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
8.74
Sous-corpus
  • Reptiles
Type de publication
Journal
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