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The Utilization of Sloth Dung in a Neotropical Forest
Orrey P. Young
The Coleopterists Bulletin
Vol. 35, No. 4 (Dec., 1981), pp. 427-430
Published by: The Coleopterists Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4007962
Page Count: 4
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The fecal material produced by arboreal sloths on Barro Colorado Island, Panama, occurs in the leaf litter and is dry, hard, and pelletized. An ectocommensal scarabaeid of the sloth, Uroxys gorgon Arrow, can utilize this material only in a short period immediately after it is deposited. A seed predator, Notiobia parilis Bates (Carabidae), can survive on the contents of older dung pellets.
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