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Tubulidentata. Family Orycteropodidae Genus Orycteropus. African Habitat Burrowers Termite/Ant Hunters. Tubulidentata : Aardvarks. Orycteropus afer. Elephant Shrews. Sirenians. Afrotheria. Hyraxes. Tenrecs. Tubulidentata : African Habitat. Habitat. Predators. Tubulidentata :

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Tubulidentata

Family Orycteropodidae

Genus Orycteropus

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African Habitat

  • Burrowers
  • Termite/Ant Hunters
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Tubulidentata:

Aardvarks

Orycteropusafer

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Elephant Shrews

Sirenians

Afrotheria

Hyraxes

Tenrecs

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Tubulidentata:

African Habitat

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THE ROLE OF AARDVARKS (ORYCTEROPUS AFER) AS ECOSYSTEM ENGINEERS IN ARID AND SEMI-ARID LANDSCAPES OF SOUTH AFRICA

Methods

  • Temp., Humidity, Seed Abundance
  • Use of Burrows by Other Species
  • 2006

Whittington-Jones 2006

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THE ROLE OF AARDVARKS (ORYCTEROPUS AFER) AS ECOSYSTEM ENGINEERS IN ARID AND SEMI-ARID LANDSCAPES OF SOUTH AFRICA

Results

  • Low Temps, High Humidity
  • Higher Small Mammal Diversity*
  • More Parasitic Insects
  • Overall Plant Diversity Greater

Whittington-Jones 2006

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Tubulidentata:

Termite/Ant Hunters

Myrmecophagous

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The feeding ecology of the aardvark Orycteropusafer

Methods

  • Radio Tagged
  • Fecal Analysis
  • Feeding Observations
  • Prey Value
  • 1996-1998

Taylor et al. 2002

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The feeding ecology of the aardvark Orycteropusafer

Results

  • 4 Ant Species, 2 Termite Species = 97.9% Total Intake
  • Anoplolepis spp. Most Important
  • TrinervitermestrinervoidesSecond Most Important
  • Varies Between Month, Season, and Location
  • Short Feeding Times
  • Up to 200 Feeds Per Night

Taylor et al. 2002

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Works Cited

http://yellowmagpie.com/aardvarks-supreme-hunters-and-natures-digging-machines

http://animals.jrank.org/pages/3205/Aardvark-Tubulidentata.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aardvark

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Tubulidentata.html

http://taos-telecommunity.org/epow/EPOW-Archive/archive_2005/EPOW-050627.htm

Taylor, W.A., P.A. Lindsey, and J.D. Skinner. 2002. The feeding ecology of the aardvark Orycteropusafer. Journal of Arid Environments 50:135-152.

Whittington-Jones, G.M. 2007. The role of aardvarks (Orycteropusafer) as ecosystem engineers in arid and semi-arid landscapes of South Africa. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.