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pdf 13. Wild diet of the critically endangered mountain chicken (Leptodactylus fallax)


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pp. 299-303

Authors: Tom J. M. Jameson, Jay Blankenship, Thomas Christensen, Javier Lopez & Gerardo Garcia

Abstract:  In this study, we provide the most complete review to date of the diet of the critically endangered mountain chicken Leptodactylus fallax in the wild, describing for the first time the composition of the diet from Montserrat. To do this we report the results of two studies carried out on Montserrat that investigated L. fallax diet based on the content of frog gastrointestinal tracts. We found diets on Montserrat to be similar to that recorded for Dominica, typified by opportunism and catholicity, including a wide range of invertebrate prey (dominated by orthopterans) with some small vertebrates eaten too.

Keywords: amphibian, diet, mountain chicken, Monserrat, Dominica

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