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Table 1 Preparations of stomach contents from road-killed specimens and fecal samples of the leopard cat P. bengalensis

From: Molecular analysis for investigating dietary habits: genetic screening of prey items in scat and stomach contents of leopard cats Prionailurus bengalensis euptilurus

  Order Date Latitude Longitude Elevation (m) Contents
Stomach contents 1 18 October 2005 35°30′11.78″N 127°31′40″E 210 Apodemus agrarius, plant, insect, parasite
2 24 October 2005 35°29′16.83″N 127°29′21.93″E 211 Rattus norvegicus, plant
3 20 November 2005 35°28′40.93″N 127°28′39.18″E 213 Crocidura shantungensis, Apodemus agrarius, fish
4 5 December 2005 35°12′11.08″N 127°29′37.08″E 25 Rattus norvegicus, Monopterus albus
5 8 January 2006 35°29′44.24″N 127°30′40.92″E 231 Rattus norvegicus, Phasianus colchicus, parasite
6 17 February 2006 35°24′21.4″N 127°25′11.6″E 128 Tamias sibiricus
7 30 April 2006 35°11′42.01″N 127°36′49.29″E 15 Apodemus agrarius
8 18 May 2006 35°26′35.9″N 127°26′4.22″E 128 Crocidura shantungensis, Crocidura lasiura, Apodemus agrarius, Rattus norvegicus, Micromys minutus, Rana nigromaculata, insect
9 20 May 2006 35°13′17.8″N 127°28′07.4″E 133 Sciurus vulgaris, Tamias sibiricus, parasite
10 31 August 2006 35°11′40.84″N 127°36′50.74″E 14 Rattus norvegicus, Apodemus agrarius
11 30 September 2006 35°13′31.59″N 127°27′36.77″E 33 Empty
Scat 1 22 July 2006 37°12′51.00″N 129°08′54.00″E 895 Turdus pallidus, Rattus norvegicus
2 25 October 2011 34°28′55.57″N 127°27′18.57″E 47 Apodemus agrarius, Rattus norvegicus
3 30 September 2011 35°05′38.10″N 126°56′16.95″E 106 Apodemus agrarius, Micromys minutus
4 28 November 2011 35°06′06.01″N 126°56′16.86″E 90 Phasianus colchicus
  1. In total, 61 subsamples (56 from stomach contents and 5 blind bone fragments isolated from scat) were used for genetic screening.