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- Kok, O. B.; Nel, J. A. J.
- Biological journal of the Linnean Society 2004 v.83 no.4 pp. 527-538
- Caracal caracal, etc ; Canis mesomelas; Felis silvestris; Vulpes; carnivores; diet study techniques; foxes; invertebrates; phylogeny; stomach; sympatry; South Africa; Show all 12 Subjects
- ... Since the canids and felids diverged in the mid-Eocene or earlier, each family has developed a suite of morphological and behavioural adaptations for obtaining and consuming prey. We here distinguish between prey taxa captured and eaten as a result of these phylogenetic adaptations, and those because they are fortuitously encountered, and argue that such supplementary prey, often opportunistica ...