Ants and Termites As Food

Patterns of Mammalian Myrmecophagy
  • Kent H. Redford


Many mammals, ranging from antelope to elephant shrews, eat ants and termites. The specialized mammalian myrmecophages (ant- and termite-eaters) such as aardvarks and pangolins have long drawn attention, but little work has been done on general predator-prey relationships between mammals and ants and termites.


Food Habit Scrub Typhus Wild Chimpanzee Termite Mound Mammalian Predation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kent H. Redford
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  1. 1.Museum of Comparative ZoologyHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Zoological Research, National Zoological ParkSmithsonian InstitutionUSA

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