First predatory record on Caluromys derbianus by Boa imperator in Costa Rica

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Álvaro A. Zamora-Roda
Javier Ernesto Cortés-Suárez
Christian G. Herrera-Martínez


Documented predation events regarding Caluromys derbianus as prey are scarce in Central America, only a few wildlife and domestic animals have been reported as predators of this mammal. Herein, we document the first predatory event on this marsupial species by Central American Boa (Boa imperator) in Costa Rica. This record contributes to the ecological knowledge and natural history of this medium-sized mammal.

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