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Diet of Ctenotus xenopleura (Reptilia: Scincidae) in the southern Goldfields of Western Australia

Craig, M.D, Withers, P.C. and Bradshaw, S.D. (2007) Diet of Ctenotus xenopleura (Reptilia: Scincidae) in the southern Goldfields of Western Australia. Australian Zoologist, 34 (1). pp. 89-91.

Abstract

The diet of Ctenotus xenopleura, a species found in spinifex grasslands in the southern Goldfields of Western Australia, consisted primarily of termites. The high proportion of termites was consistent over different sampling periods, and was higher than observed for most other Ctenotus species. It is not clear whether this high proportion of termites is the result of specialised foraging for termites by C. xenopleura.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Publisher's Website: http://www.rzsnsw.org.au/index.php?/Journals/Austr...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/10704
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