Journal of Ethology

, 27:91

Predation by the tayra on the common marmoset and the pale-throated three-toed sloth

  • B. M. Bezerra
  • A. A. Barnett
  • A. Souto
  • G. Jones
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10164-008-0090-3

Cite this article as:
Bezerra, B.M., Barnett, A.A., Souto, A. et al. J Ethol (2009) 27: 91. doi:10.1007/s10164-008-0090-3

Abstract

Predation on arboreal mammals is rarely observed in the wild. Here we describe the first confirmed observations of predation on a juvenile wild common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) and on a neonate wild pale-throated three-toed sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) by the mustelid carnivore Eira barbara, the tayra. We discuss predation on both of the prey species and review the nature of predation by the tayra.

Keywords

Tayra Marmoset Sloth Predation Neotropics 

Copyright information

© Japan Ethological Society and Springer 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. M. Bezerra
    • 1
  • A. A. Barnett
    • 2
  • A. Souto
    • 3
  • G. Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of BristolBristolUK
  2. 2.Centre for Research in Evolutionary AnthropologyUniversity of RoehamptonLondonUK
  3. 3.Departamento de ZoologiaUniversidade Federal de PernambucoPernambucoBrazil

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