Title

What do adult black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) actually eat?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2022

Subject Area

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Abstract

The black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) is one of the largest predators in South America, yet we know little about adult diets. We studied stomach contents of adults in Guyana and found the largest individuals target mammals instead of fish and males exhibit cannibalism, a behavior never recorded for this species previously.

Publication Title

Biotropica

Volume

54

Issue

1

First Page

275

Last Page

278

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1111/btp.13038

ISSN

00063606

E-ISSN

17447429

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