oa Madoqua - Micromammals from owl pellets in the Skeleton Coast Park, SWA/Namibia
|Article Title||Micromammals from owl pellets in the Skeleton Coast Park, SWA/Namibia|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 South African Museum, Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Jan 1986|
|Pages||389 - 396|
|Keyword(s)||Asio capensis, Barn owl, Bushveld elephant shrew, Communities, Diet of owls, Elephantulus intufi, Gerbillurus paeba, Hairy-footed gerbil, Marsh owl, Palaeoenvironmental interpretation, Population structures, Rock mouse, Tooth morphology and Tyro alba|
Remains of mammalian prey were extracted from pellets cast by Asio capensis (marsh owl) and Tyto alba (barn owl) at a number of sites in the Skeleton Coast Park and neighbouring Damaraland. Analysis of these remains provided information on micromammalian distribution and community struclure. Evidence for population structure of Gerbillurus paeba and G. cf setzeri was aIso forthcoming.
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