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Preliminary data on the diet and habitat preferences of Capromeryx mexicana (Mammalia: Antilocapridae) from the late Pleistocene of Cedral, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Author:
Pérez-Crespo, Víctor Adrián, Barrón-Ortiz, Christian R., Arroyo-Cabrales, Joaquín, Morales-Puente, Pedro, Cienfuegos-Alvarado, Edith, Otero, Francisco J.
Source:
The Southwestern naturalist 2016 v.61 no.2 pp. 152-155
ISSN:
1943-6262
Subject:
Antilocapra americana, diet, forests, grasses, grasslands, habitat preferences, stable isotopes, Mexico
Abstract:
We inferred the diet and habitat preferences of three individuals of the dwarf pronghorn Capromeryx mexicana from Cedral, Mexico, using stable isotope analysis and the mesowear method. Both approaches showed that the individuals were C₃/C₄ mixed feeders which inhabited open forest. These results differ from previous hypotheses that suggested this species only fed on grasses and lived in grasslands.
Agid:
5321812