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18 December 2018 Chelonian Predation by Jaguars (Panthera onca)
Elizângela Silva Brito, Everton Miranda, Fernando Rodrigo Tortato
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We present a new record of freshwater turtle predation by the jaguar, Panthera onca, in addition to a current review of chelonian predation by this feline. In total, 16 species of chelonians were predated by jaguars: 3 were terrestrial, 8 freshwater, and 5 marine. Our review revealed that jaguars prey on a large number of chelonians, including heavily armored species, such as the Chelonoidis tortoises, and also small freshwater species.

© 2018 Chelonian Research Foundation
Elizângela Silva Brito, Everton Miranda, and Fernando Rodrigo Tortato "Chelonian Predation by Jaguars (Panthera onca)," Chelonian Conservation and Biology 17(2), 280-283, (18 December 2018). https://doi.org/10.2744/CCB-v17i2.15
Received: 24 April 2018; Accepted: 5 July 2018; Published: 18 December 2018
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