Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Selective predation by feral cats on a native skink on Guam

June 14, 2013

Two species of skinks (Fig. 1) occur in a 5-ha plot on Guam where we have been conducting intensive research on Brown Treesnake (Boiga irregularis) population biology for nearly a decade (Rodda et al. 2007). The Pacific Blue-tailed Skink (Emoia caeruleocauda [de Vis 1892]) is native to Guam, whereas the Curious Skink (Carlia ailanpalai Zug 2004) is invasive. On the evening of 27 November 2012, PML and MSP discovered a pile of vomited skinks (Fig. 2) inside the plot (UTM 55P: 269125 m E, 1508930 m N).

Citation Information

Publication Year 2013
Title Selective predation by feral cats on a native skink on Guam
DOI
Authors Björn Lardner, Robert N. Reed, Amy A. Yackel Adams, M.J. Mazurek, Thomas J. Hinkle, Patricia M. Levasseur, Meredith S. Palmer, Julie A. Savidge
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Reptiles & Amphibians
Series Number
Index ID 70046607
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Fort Collins Science Center