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dc.contributor.authorPanarello, Héctor O.
dc.contributor.authorFernández, C., Jorge
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-11T21:33:09Z
dc.date.available2021-02-11T21:33:09Z
dc.date.issued2002-01-01
dc.identifier.citationPanarello, H. O., & Fernández C., J. (2002). Stable carbon isotope measurements on hair from wild animals from altiplanic environments of Jujuy, Argentina. Radiocarbon, 44(3), 709-716.
dc.identifier.issn0033-8222
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0033822200032161
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/654642
dc.description.abstractThe use of stable carbon isotopes as dietary tracers is an application that is widening its scope within the fields of ecology and paleoecology. Although hair is potentially one of the most favorable animal tissues for isotopic measurement for dietary studies, this tissue is rarely included in research works. This may be due to the fact that many aspects related to hair tissue are not fully understood, especially in the case of wild animals whose diets consist of plants with contrasting 13C/12C ratios, their abundnace depending on seasonality. The present isotopic study of hair from animals inhabiting the Andes in northwestern Argentina, at heights ranging from 3500 to about 5000 m above sea level (asl) shows that 1) d13C values measured on hair from herbivores with a mixed and isotopically contrasting diet, and from their carnivorous predators, differ in their respective trophic levels, 2) in primary consumers, different types of hair from the same individual have different d13C values, whereas hair values are homogeneous in carnivores, and 3) some types of hair from rodents, such as whiskers, show d13C values similar to those of less metabolically active tissues such as bone collagen.
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dc.publisherDepartment of Geosciences, The University of Arizona
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dc.titleStable Carbon Isotope Measurements on Hair from Wild Animals from Altiplanic Environments of Jujuy, Argentina
dc.typeArticle
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dc.identifier.journalRadiocarbon
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Radiocarbon archives are made available by Radiocarbon and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume44
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage709
dc.source.endpage716
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-11T21:33:09Z


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