Description of Scolomys melanops nest (Rodentia, Cricetidae) and its relationship with Lepidocaryum tenue (Arecales, Arecaceae)

Edgardo M. Rengifo, Rolando Aquino

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Abstract

We describe the nest of Scolomys melanops, (Rodentia: Cricetidae) found in low hill habitats in northeastern Peru. We identified three structures in the nest: a) an orifice of access and exit; b) a tunnel and c) roosting area. In the last structure, we found fruit and fiber remains of peduncle and stems of Lepidocaryum tenue (Arecales: Arecaceae) "Irapay". Based on the vegetal remains found in the nest, we suggest the existence of a predation relationship between the rodent Scolomys melanops and the palm Lepidocaryum tenue.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)213-216
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Volume19
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2012

Keywords

  • Scolomys melanops; Lepidicarun tenue; nest; predation

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