2012
DOI: 10.5537/020.013.0107
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Notes on Food Habits of Armadillos (Cingulata, Dasypodidae) and Anteaters (Pilosa, Myrmecophagidae) at Serra Da Capivara National Park (PiauÍ State, Brazil)

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“…C. unicinctus has a better anatomical development than E. sexcinctus (Vizcaíno et al 1999). But differences in morphological characteristics (Marinho-Filho et al 1998;Medri et al 2011) and feed between the two species should not be forgotten (Dalponte and Tavares-Filho 2004;Anacleto 2007;Bonato et al 2008;Vaz et al 2012). …”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…C. unicinctus has a better anatomical development than E. sexcinctus (Vizcaíno et al 1999). But differences in morphological characteristics (Marinho-Filho et al 1998;Medri et al 2011) and feed between the two species should not be forgotten (Dalponte and Tavares-Filho 2004;Anacleto 2007;Bonato et al 2008;Vaz et al 2012). …”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The differences between species are kept in many other morphological and anatomical features that appear related to burrowing, as previously mentioned. Other differences are in the diet, E. sexcinctus is omnivorous, feeding on vegetal material (plants, roots and fruits, invertebrates, vertebrates, and carrion (Dalponte and Tavares-Filho 2004;Vaz et al 2012). While C. unicinctus is insectivorous, the diet of these consists of more than 90 % arthropods (chiefly ants and termites) (Bonato et al 2008), but acarina and isoptera are also found (Anacleto 2007).…”
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“…We suspected that some samples, in particular field-collected samples, may have been contaminated postdefaecation with soil or other environmental bacteria. Also, it has been reported that faecal samples of armadillo species can contain high percentages of soil particles (Anacleto 2007;Vaz et al 2012), and some myrmecophagous animals such as pangolins are fed with an insectivore diet mixed with soil in captivity (Yang et al 2007). Because we are not able to confidently distinguish between these two scenarios, we filtered out samples that either displayed evidence of contamination or assigned to a low number of taxa previously described from mammal gut communities.…”
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“…For example, field-collected samples from giant anteaters and giant armadillos showed signs of soil contamination with notably one of the giant armadillo samples assigning 56% to soil. Although our application of source tracking allowed us to identify faecal samples that may have truly been contaminated with soil, we recognize that a signature of soil microbes may not be an indication of contamination, but rather a natural feature of myrmecophagous mammals feeding on ant and termite nests, as soil is ingested along with their prey (Redford 1987;Anacleto 2007;Vaz et al 2012). For example, soil particles are generally found in most armadillo species faeces (Anacleto 2007) with an estimate of 17% in the nine-banded armadillo (Beyer et al 1994).…”
Section: Diversity Of Mammalian Gut Microbiomes and The Problem Of Wimentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In T. tetradactyla diet studies, few of them are about the richness of species, in fact, that anteaters feed. It has been observed in the literature that rare species are found in the diet, possibly due to the fact that it is difficult to obtain samples in a suitable conservation state (Hayssen 2011, Sandoval-Gómez et al 2012, Vaz et al, 2012, Ferreira et al, 2015, Cunha et al, 2015. Approximately 9,000 ants can be consumed per day by an anteater (Macdonald 2007), depending on their habitat and also their state of preservation (Leal et al 1993, Lopes et al 2010, Suguituru et al 2013.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%