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- Tirado, C.; Cortés, A.; Miranda-Urbina, E.; Carretero, M.A.
- Journal of arid environments 2012 v.79 pp. 8-12
- herbaceous plants, etc ; Vicugna; carbohydrates; chinchillas; diet; feces; grasses; grazing; ground cover plants; herbivores; niches; plant adaptation; secondary metabolites; shrubs; vegetation; vicunas; Andes region; Chile; Show all 18 Subjects
- ... The patterns of plant consumption and preference were assessed for three mammal herbivores, the rodents Abrocoma cinerea and Chinchilla brevicaudata, and the camelid Vicugna vicugna, co-occurring in the Andean Puna (Chile). The plant proportion in the diet estimated from faeces epidermic materials was compared to transect plant cover. Although the harsh climatic conditions constrained plant availa ...