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dc.contributor.authorHartmann, Marília T.-
dc.contributor.authorHartmann, Paulo A.-
dc.contributor.authorCechin, Sonia Z.-
dc.contributor.authorMartins, Marcio-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Herpetology, v. 39, n. 4, p. 664-667, 2005.-
dc.description.abstractBothrops pubescens is a member of the neuwiedi complex that occurs in southern Brazil and Uruguay. We studied the ecology of B. pubescens from a field site (at Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil) and based on preserved specimens from the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. In Santa Maria, individuals were collected during visual encounter surveys (VES), in pitfall traps with drift fences and during incidental encounters. Most snakes found in the field were on the ground, mainly on leaf litter, in mosaics of light and shadow or in completely shaded areas. In disturbed areas, snakes were usually associated with country houses and agricultural fields. Snakes were found much more frequently in forests and forest edges than in open habitats. The diet of B. pubescens comprised small mammals (56.2% of individual prey found), anurans (21.2%), lizards (7.5%), snakes (7.5%), birds (5.0%), and centipedes (2.5%). Prey predator mass ratios ranged from 0.002-0.627, and larger snakes tended to consume larger prey. Bothrops pubescens seems to be able to survive in disturbed areas, mainly those close to forests, and this ability may be facilitated by its generalized feeding habits. Copyright 2005 Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.en
dc.titleFeeding habits and habitat use in Bothrops pubescens (Viperidae, Crotalinae) from southern Brazilen
dc.contributor.institutionFaculdades Integradas Módulo-
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)-
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM)-
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)-
dc.description.affiliationCoordenação do Curso de Ciências Biológicas Faculdades Integradas Módulo, Av. Frei, Pacifico Wagner, 653, 11660-903 Caraguatatuba, SP-
dc.description.affiliationPós-graduação em Zoologia Departamento de Zoologia UNESP, Caixa Postal 199, 13506-900 Rio Claro, São Paulo-
dc.description.affiliationDepartamento de Biologia Centro de Ciências Naturais e Exatas Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Estrada de Camobi, Km 9, 97105-900 Santa Maria-
dc.description.affiliationDepartamento de Ecologia Instituto de Biociências Universidade de São Paulo, Rua do Matão, Travessa 14, s/n, 05508-090 São Paulo, SP-
dc.description.affiliationUnespPós-graduação em Zoologia Departamento de Zoologia UNESP, Caixa Postal 199, 13506-900 Rio Claro, São Paulo-
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