The Finlayson's squirrel Callosciurus finlaysonii was introduced into Italy during the 1980s and has established two viable populations. The diet of this species includes a high proportion of tree barks, suggesting an intensive debarking behavior. We reported a severe bark-stripping impact in both colonized areas, and we tested whether a preference for some tree species existed. Results of this work showed the presence of a wide spectrum of damaged species, without any strong preference, mainly with large wounds. Old deciduous plants and conifers, which presented a hard bark, were usually avoided.
|Titolo:||Bark-stripping damage by Callosciurus finlaysoniii introduced into Italy|
|Citazione:||Mori, E., Mazzoglio, P.J., Rima, P.C., Aloise, G., & Bertolino, S. (2016). Bark-stripping damage by Callosciurus finlaysoniii introduced into Italy. MAMMALIA, 80(5), 507-514.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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