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dc.contributor.authorYoshimura, Hirotoen
dc.contributor.authorHirata, Satoshien
dc.contributor.authorKinoshita, Kodzueen
dc.contributor.alternative義村, 弘仁ja
dc.contributor.alternative平田, 聡ja
dc.contributor.alternative木下, こづえja
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-02T00:20:39Z-
dc.date.available2022-08-02T00:20:39Z-
dc.date.issued2021-08-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2433/275690-
dc.description.abstractPlant-eating behavior is one of the greatest mysteries in obligate carnivores. Despite unsuitable morphological and physiological traits for plant consumption, the presence of plants in scat or stomach contents has been reported in various carnivorous species. However, researchers’ interpretations of this subject are varied, and knowledge about it is scarce, without any multispecies studies. This study assessed the extent of variation in the frequency of plant occurrence in scat and stomach contents, as well as its relationship with various factors in 24 felid species using data from 213 published articles. Since the frequency of plant occurrence has not always been reported, we created two-part models and estimated parameters in a Bayesian framework. We found a significant negative relationship between the frequency of plant occurrence and body mass. This may be because plant-eating behavior reduces the energy loss caused by parasites and increases the efficiency of energy intake, which has a greater importance in smaller animals that have relatively high metabolic rates. This exploratory study highlights the importance of considering plant consumption in dietary studies on carnivorous species to understand the adaptive significance of this behavior and the relationship between obligate carnivores and plants.en
dc.language.isoeng-
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.rights© 2021 The Authors. Ecology and Evolution published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.en
dc.rightsThis is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/-
dc.subjectcarnivoreen
dc.subjectdieten
dc.subjectfelidsen
dc.subjectplant eatingen
dc.titlePlant‐eating carnivores: Multispecies analysis on factors influencing the frequency of plant occurrence in obligate carnivoresen
dc.typejournal article-
dc.type.niitypeJournal Article-
dc.identifier.jtitleEcology and Evolutionen
dc.identifier.volume11-
dc.identifier.issue16-
dc.identifier.spage10968-
dc.identifier.epage10983-
dc.relation.doi10.1002/ece3.7885-
dc.textversionpublisher-
dc.identifier.pmid34429895-
dcterms.accessRightsopen access-
datacite.awardNumber21J23216-
datacite.awardNumber.urihttps://kaken.nii.ac.jp/grant/KAKENHI-PROJECT-21J23216/-
dc.identifier.eissn2045-7758-
jpcoar.funderName日本学術振興会ja
jpcoar.awardTitleキルギス共和国の高山生態系における哺乳類の植物利用戦略の解明ja
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