Discovering the ecological secrets of Alsodes cantillanensis (Anura: Alsodidae): Dietary knowledge through computerized microtomography
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Keywords

Alsodes
biological collection
computed microtomography
diet
ecology

Abstract

Computed microtomography is an important tool for understanding the natural history of species using biological collections. Here we report the first dietary data of Alsodes cantillanensis Charrier, Correa, Castro & Méndez, 2015. Using this technique, we found remains of Diplopoda and Coleoptera in the digestive tract of a male from the type locality, providing valuable information on the ecology of the species. These findings may be useful for designing conservation strategies for this endangered species.

 

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Copyright (c) 2023 Jesus A. Morales, Antonio Parra-Gómez, David C. Blackburn, Edward L. Stanley, Claudio Correa

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