Population density and home range size of red-rumped Agoutis (Dasyprocta leporina) within and outside a natural Brazil nut stand in southeastern Amazonia

Malu S. P. Jorge, Carlos A. Peres

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Abstract

This study examined whether the population density and home range size of red-rumped agoutis were affected by the spatial distribution of Brazil nut trees, at the Pinkaiti Research Station, in eastern Amazonia. Agouti densities in a Brazil nut grove were two-fold higher and home ranges were half the size than those outside it. This indicates that the large supply of Brazil nuts results in higher densities and smaller home ranges of agoutis in this seasonally dry Amazonian forest.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-321
Number of pages5
JournalBiotropica
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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