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Achieving the full potential of a scale item in scat observations

This post supplements the following one that I posted in Sep 2018:

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/scats-dung-s-afr/journal/27547-submitting-inat-observations-of-animal-scats-droppings-some-suggestions

Sometimes it is possible to ID a scat with reasonable confidence just knowing its approximate size and, of course, such things as habitat, the scat contents, its exact location (buried, elevated, in midden), its shape, likely occurrence in that area and so on. But this is often not possible. This is when knowing the exact size of the scat can be useful.

The problem

A challenge with animal scats is that the average sizes for different species can be very similar. Consider this example. There are 22 non-antelope species with an average scat width between 10 and 15 ...more ↓

Posted on June 09, 2020 06:06 by kevinatbrakputs kevinatbrakputs | 4 comments | Leave a comment
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Scats, droppings, pellets, dung: faeces of any animal, including middens and their derivatives.

Also regurgitations, pellets and hairballs.

Mini tonyrebelo created this project on October 16, 2017
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