New article published in Animals on foraging behaviour of Speleomantes

New article published in Animals on foraging behaviour of Speleomantes

In this article we performed a fine-scale analysis of the gut contents obtained from all Speleomantes species, including hybrids. Identifying prey with higher taxonomic resolution and considering their ecology, we were able to infer on potential foraging behaviour of these salamanders, paving the way for future studies to test these new hypotheses.

Title:

Inferring on Speleomantes Foraging Behavior from Gut Contents Examination

Authors: Fabio Cianferoni, Enrico Lunghi

Journal: Animals

Link to the article Inferring on Speleomantes Foraging Behavior from Gut Contents Examination

Special Issue: Predator-Prey Interactions in Amphibians and Reptiles

New article published in Scientific Reports on the trophic niche of Speleomantes italicus

New article published in Scientific Reports on the trophic niche of Speleomantes italicus

In this article we investigated the trophic niche of multiple populations of the Italian cave salamander, Speleomantes italicus, throughout a year. We found a discrepancy in the foraging activity of the populations located in different areas, and temporal and spatial variability in the body condition of individuals. Our study highlighted a remarkably high spatial and temporal divergence in the trophic habits of conspecific populations.

Title: The trophic niche of subterranean populations of Speleomantes italicus

Authors: Enrico Lunghi, Fabio Cianferoni, Claudia Corti, Yahui Zhao, Raoul Manenti, Gentile Francesco Ficetola and Giorgio Mancinelli

Journal: Scientific Reports

Link to the article: The trophic niche of subterranean populations of Speleomantes italicus