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Selective predation by feral cats on a native skink on Guam

Reptiles & Amphibians

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Abstract

Two species of skinks (Fig. 1) occur in a 5-ha plot on Guam where we have been conducting intensive research on Brown Treesnake (Boiga irregularis) population biology for nearly a decade (Rodda et al. 2007). The Pacific Blue-tailed Skink (Emoia caeruleocauda [de Vis 1892]) is native to Guam, whereas the Curious Skink (Carlia ailanpalai Zug 2004) is invasive. On the evening of 27 November 2012, PML and MSP discovered a pile of vomited skinks (Fig. 2) inside the plot (UTM 55P: 269125 m E, 1508930 m N).

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Selective predation by feral cats on a native skink on Guam
Series title:
Reptiles & Amphibians
Volume
20
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
International Reptile Conservation Foundation
Contributing office(s):
Fort Collins Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Reptiles & Amphibians
First page:
16
Last page:
19
Other Geospatial:
Guam