Natural history notes on interactions and abnormal coloration in carnivores in the arucaria forest, southern Brazil

Izar Aximoff, Marcelo Hübel, Antonio Freitas, Clarissa Rosa, Anthony Caravaggi

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Abstract

Carnivores typically exhibit cryptic behavior, which makes it difficult to study the ecology of species in this group. Camera trap bycatch can be a valuable source of important opportunistic records. In this short communication, we present rare records of carnivores in southern Brazil. The first record was of a tayra (Mustelidae) with anomalous coloration known as leucism. Other records were of a possible attempted predation event by two free-ranging dogs on lowland tapir (Perissodactyla, Tapiridae), a threatened species. Our remaining notable records consisted of intra and interspecific interactions of endangered felids (puma, ocelot and southern tiger cat).
Original languageEnglish
JournalOecologia Australis
Volume00
Issue number00
Early online date5 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2021

Keywords

  • camera trap
  • hunting
  • leucism
  • mammals
  • Protected Area

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