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.
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First page 16
Last page 19
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