|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2000|
|Journal:||Annales De La Societe Entomologique De France|
|Keywords:||alouatta-palliata, COLEOPTERA, communities, ivory-coast, los-tuxtlas, Mexico, monkeys, Scarabaeidae, seed dispersal|
A guild of neotropical rain forest dung and carrion beetles, has been studied in a locality of undisturbed rain forest in French Guiana. A total of 87 species was captured. Scarabaeidae with 76 species were the most numerous;Aphodiidae and other minor families were rare. Species diversity and equitability were high and showed small variation with seasons. Tunneller species ( 48 species) were larger and more numerous than roller species (18 species) and dwellers. Food preferences, and activity rhythm of species were described.
|URL:||<Go to ISI>://000087344100002|
|Alternate Journal:||Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr.|