Seasonal variation and an “outbreak” of frog predation by tamarins

Lüffe, Teresa Magdalena and Tirado Herrera, Emérita R. and Nadjafzadeh, Mirjam and Berles, Patricia and Smith, Andrew C. and Knogge, Christoph and Heymann, Eckhard W. (2018) Seasonal variation and an “outbreak” of frog predation by tamarins. Primates, 59 (6). pp. 549-552. ISSN 1610-7365

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We report temporal variation and an “outbreak” of frog predation by moustached tamarins, Saguinus mystax, in north-eastern Peruvian Amazonia. Frog predation rates were generally very low, but strongly increased in October 2015. Other high rates, identified by outlier analyses, were also observed in September–November of other years. Over all study years, predation rates in this 3-month period were significantly higher than those in the remainder of the year, suggesting a seasonal pattern of frog predation by tamarins. Reduced fruit availability or increased frog abundance or a combination of both may be responsible for both the seasonal pattern and the specific “outbreak” of frog predation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Callitrichidae, Saguinus mystax, Hylidae, Osteocephalus, Phyllomedus
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
Depositing User: Lisa Blanshard
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2018 15:54
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:56

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