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  RE: [Aroid-l] The Saola and the Araceae
From: "D. Christopher Rogers" <crogers at ecoanalysts.com> on 2006.12.15 at 17:27:05(14944)
Dear Ted,

I know
that few mammals eat aroid leaves due to calcium oxalate crystals (likened to
eating a handful of tiny needles) or various chemical defenses (see http://www.ivis.org/advances/Beasley/cpt13c/ivis.pdf
for example).

In the paper:
Dung, V.V. et
al. 1994. Discovery and conservation of the Vu Quang ox in Vietnam. Oryx 28:16,
the saola is reported browsing on figs and other riparian shrubs.

I am curious as
to what aroid was observed with “bite marks”, and whether they were bite marks
actually from this animal.

Happy days,


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