Between George and Karatara
Basic information
Sample name: Between George and Karatara

Reference: A. Braczkowski, L. Watson, D. Coulson, and R. Randall. 2012. Diet of leopards in the southern Cape, South Africa. African Journal of Ecology 50(3):377-380 [ER 1785]
Country: South Africa
State: Western Cape

Coordinate: 33° 56' 0" S, 22° 38' 30" E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "in a 320-km2 area between George (S 3358′, E 2227′) and Karatara (S 3354′, E 2250′), on the narrow coastal plateau of the southern Cape"
coordinate is the average of the two stated values
elevation 150 to 260 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: Mediterranean woodland
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: grazing
MAT: 16.2
MAP: 965.0
Habitat comments: "The climate is Mediterranean with a mean annual rainfall of 7001230 mm... Mountain fynbos dominates the slopes of the Outeniqua mountains... Afrotemperate forest is found on the coastal plateau... and forms part of the largest forest complex in southern Africa but is interspersed with pine plantations and pastureland, mainly for cattle Bos taurus. The plateau contains a number of towns and rural settlements"
MAP is stated in the text; MAT is for the Knysna Forest and is from Seydack and Bigalke (1992, Oecologia)
Life forms: carnivores, primates, rodents, ungulates
Focal species: Panthera pardus
Sampling methods: no design, automatic cameras
Sample size: 711
Years: 2008 - 2010
Nets or traps: 21
Net or trap nights: 1026
Camera type: unclear
Cameras paired: unclear
Trap spacing: 2.900
Sampling comments: the study used "fourteen digital camera-traps rotated across 21 locations (20082010). Cameras were positioned at least 1 km apart (mean = 2.9, range = 1.112.27) alongside animal trails (38%) and dirt roads (62%), in three of the four major habitat types (i.e. forest = 65%, plantation = 21% and pastureland = 14%)"
Sample: 1992
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-01-31 18:01:51
Modified: 2016-12-17 11:07:30
Abundance distribution
16 species
1 singleton
total count 711
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 2.907
geometric series k: 0.7138
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8611
Shannon's H: 2.2133
Good's u: 0.9986
Bos taurus157
Tragelaphus scriptus15431 kg browser-grazer
Hystrix africaeaustralis8915 kg browser
Papio hamadryas7712 kg
Panthera pardus4632 kg carnivore
Canis lupus familiaris4243 kg carnivore
"Canis familiaris"
Caracal caracal3912 kg carnivore
Genetta tigrina341.7 kg invertivore-carnivore
Mellivora capensis247.7 kg carnivore-invertivore
Potamochoerus larvatus2438 kg grazer-browser
Cercopithecus pygerythrus12
Philantomba monticola44.3 kg frugivore-folivore
Galerella pulverulenta3787 g carnivore-insectivore
Herpestes ichneumon32.9 kg carnivore-insectivore
Raphicerus melanotis29.1 kg
Atilax paludinosus12.8 kg invertivore-carnivore