The diet of Ctenotus xenopleura, a species found in spinifex grasslands in the southern Goldfields of Western Australia, consisted primarily of termites. The high proportion of termites was consistent over different sampling periods, and was higher than observed for most other Ctenotus species. It is not clear whether this high proportion of termites is the result of specialised foraging for termites by C. xenopleura.
Diet of Ctenotus xenopleura (Reptilia: Scincidae) in the southern Goldfields of Western Australia
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Michael Craig, Philip Withers, S. Don Bradshaw; Diet of Ctenotus xenopleura (Reptilia: Scincidae) in the southern Goldfields of Western Australia. Australian Zoologist 1 August 2007; 34 (1): 89–91. doi: https://doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2007.006
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