Abstract

We present a new record of freshwater turtle predation by the jaguar, Panthera onca, in addition to a current review of chelonian predation by this feline. In total, 16 species of chelonians were predated by jaguars: 3 were terrestrial, 8 freshwater, and 5 marine. Our review revealed that jaguars prey on a large number of chelonians, including heavily armored species, such as the Chelonoidis tortoises, and also small freshwater species.

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