Costa Rica to Bolivia
Dry weight (biomass)
12 to 19, mean 16.8 mm
Very widespread and fairly common in lowland floodplain forest, river-edge forest and Mauritia palm swamp; less abundant but still fairly common in cerrado, primary and secondary terra firme forest and bamboo up to 1150 m. In Bolivia, reported also from cerrado, semideciduous forest and low Chaco palm forest (Hamel et al 2009). Reported up to 3000 m (Edmonds 2004), but records doubtful
Dung, less often to carrion
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Oxysternon silenus
There are 2 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank. Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species. See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Oxysternon silenus
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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