Contributions to Zoology, 86 (2) – 2017

Feeding ecology of the culpeo in southern Ecuador: wild ungulates being the main prey

Marta Guntiñas1, Jorge Lozano2, Rodrigo Cisneros3, Carlos Narváez4, Jorge Armijos5

1.  Department of Natural Sciences, Basic and Applied Biology Section, Técnica Particular de Loja University, San Cayetano Alto, C/París s/n. Loja 1101608, Ecuador. ESCET, Department of Biology and Geology, Rey Juan Carlos University, C/Tulipán s/n. 28933 Móstoles, Spain. E-mail: m.guntinas.r@gmail.com

2.  Department of Natural Sciences, Basic and Applied Biology Section, Técnica Particular de Loja University, San Cayetano Alto, C/París s/n. Loja 1101608, Ecuador. Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Faculty of Sustainability, Institute of Ethics and Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research (IETSR), Scharnhorststraße 1, 21335 Lüneburg, Germany

3.  Department of Natural Sciences, Basic and Applied Biology Section, Técnica Particular de Loja University, San Cayetano Alto, C/París s/n. Loja 1101608, Ecuador. ESCET, Department of Biology and Geology, Rey Juan Carlos University, C/Tulipán s/n. 28933 Móstoles, Spain

4.  Department of Natural Sciences, Basic and Applied Biology Section, Técnica Particular de Loja University, San Cayetano Alto, C/París s/n. Loja 1101608, Ecuador

5.  Department of Natural Sciences, Basic and Applied Biology Section, Técnica Particular de Loja University, San Cayetano Alto, C/París s/n. Loja 1101608, Ecuador

Keywords: Andes,canids, carnivores,cloud forest,diet,paramo,Podocarpus,trophic diversity.