Carbon isotope analysis shows introduced bovines have broader dietary range than the largest native herbivores in an Australian tropical savanna: Dietary range of introduced and native herbivores

Angela M. Reid, Brett P. Murphy, Tom Vigilante, David M.J.S. Bowman
November 2019 — Austral Ecology
Access the paper — DOI:10.1111/aec.12834

Australian savannas lack native megaherbivores (>500 kg body mass), but since the commencement of European colonisation in the 19th century bovine livestock, such as cattle (Bos sp.) and water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), have established large feral populations that continue to geographically expand. The largest extant native herbivores are marsupia…

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