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Data from: Dung beetle-megafauna trophic networks in Singapore’s fragmented forests

Citation

Ong, Xin Rui; Slade, Eleanor M.; Lim, Matthew L. M. (2020), Data from: Dung beetle-megafauna trophic networks in Singapore’s fragmented forests, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.rv15dv45g

Abstract

We investigated trophic networks between dung beetles and megafauna species in five forest fragments in Singapore varying in size and isolation. We found that Singapore’s dung beetle communities were attracted to extant and extinct dung types from different dietary groups. All forest fragment networks were similar, and displayed high generalism and high nestedness.

Usage Notes

dung_beetle_community_data

Dung beetle community composition data. Data was collected using dung-baited pitfall traps. Each row represents one trap, with name of study site, sampling round, transect number and dung type used. Dung beetle species and their abundances are listed.

Funding

National University of Singapore