OBSERVATION OF ATTEMPTED PREDATION OF A WHOLLY OPOSSUM (Caluromys derbianus) BY A TAYRA (Eira barbara) DURING DAYLIGHT IN BELIZE

Gerardo Ceballos

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Abstract


I describe here the first observation of an attempted predation of a wholly opossum (Caluromys derbianus) by a tayra (Eira barbara). I observed the incident in the Macal River, close to San Ignacio town in west central Belize.


Key words: predation, tayra, wholly opposum, Belize.


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predation, tayra, wholly opposum, Belize

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