*The University of Aberdeen, Department of Zoology, Aberdeen, Scotland.
The diet of feral Herpestes auropunctatus (Carnivora: Viverridae) in the Fijian Islands
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
Journal of Zoology
Volume 175, Issue 2, pages 273–278, February 1975
How to Cite
Gorman, M. L. (1975), The diet of feral Herpestes auropunctatus (Carnivora: Viverridae) in the Fijian Islands. Journal of Zoology, 175: 273–278. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1975.tb01401.x
- Issue published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Accepted 9 July 1974
On the basis of scat analysis, the diet of the mongoose Herpestes auropunctatus is described for animals living in a variety of habitats on Viti Levu, Fiji. The species eats a wide variety of vertebrate, invertebrate and plant food. Although introduced to Fiji in an attempt to control rodents, the mongoose has had little success in this respect. However, as a result of predation it may have had an adverse effect on various members of the native fauna.