coprophagous


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co·proph·a·gous

(kō-prof'ă-gŭs),
Feeding on excrement.

coprophagous

(kŏ-prŏf′ə-gəs)
adj.
Feeding on excrement: coprophagous beetles.

cop·roph′a·gy (-ə-jē) n.
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Concerning the feeding guild, species were classified as coprophagous ([greater than or equal to] 80 % of captures occurred in traps baited with faeces), necrophagous ([greater than or equal to] 80 % of captures occurred in traps baited with rotten meat), saprophages ([greater than or equal to] 80 % of captures occurred in traps baited with rotten banana) and generalists (species not covered in the previous groups) (Almeida & Louzada, 2009; Da Silva & Di Mare, 2012).
Coprophagous Coleoptera have been considered as sensitive animals to the conversion, modification, reduction and fragmentation of tropical forests.
Hill also notes that when the Visitor Center opened in the fall of 1997, he thought that "This will be the highlight of what I'll do here." Of course, he didn't know that just a few months later, some coprophagous lowlife would try to burn the house down.
It is assumed that the intense dissolution of crocodylian digestive juices demineralized larger prey bones in the bulk of these coprolites, whereas vertebrate teeth on or near the outer surfaces accumulated after the feces were excreted and represent coprophagous feeding by bony fish and sharks.
MONTANE ECOSYSTEM FRAGMENTATION, STRUCTURAL AND POPULATION IMPACTS ON THE COPROPHAGOUS SCARAB (COL.: SCARABAEINAE) COMMUNITY IN THE UPPER CAUCA RIVER BASIN, POPAYAN, CAUCA, COLOMBIA
Nontarget effects of ivermectin on coprophagous insects in Japan.
Nesting strategies of three species of coprophagous scarabaeinae in the Sahel region of Niger.
Adult Muscidae, which occupy a great diversity of habitats and trophic niches, could be predators of other insects, hematophagous, pollinators, or saprophagous (necrophagous and coprophagous).
Effects of clearing in the tropical rain forest on the composition of the coprophagous scarab beetle fauna (Coleoptera).
The use of pedicels of phoretic deutonymph of Uropoda orbicularis (Acari: Uropodidae) connected with coprophagous beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) by Macrocheles female mites (Acari: Macrochelidae) in the process of dispersion.