Overview

Distribution

Western Amazonia from Venezuela to Bolivia, and north into Panama

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Physical Description

Size

Dry weight (biomass)

424 to 1123, mean 697 mg

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Body length

16 to 31, mean 23.7 mm

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Ecology

Habitat

Very widespread and fairly common in lowland primary and secondary terra firme forest and bamboo up to 1150 m (occasionally up to 1500 m but reports from 3000 m (Edmonds 2004) are doubtful); uncommon in floodplain forest where it appears to be replaced by closely related Oxysternon lautum and uncommon in gallery forest and dry forest

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Trophic Strategy

Dung, occasionally carrion

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Oxysternon conspicillatum

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 13
Species With Barcodes: 1
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