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Old 22nd November 2007   #1
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Default carnivore, predator, scavenger (in CC amphib glossary)

An organism that feeds upon other organisms. All caudates are carnivores.



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...feeding on other animal organisms. Plants are organisms, too.

Predator: feeding on living animal organisms.



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good catch...LOL!



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Carnivore (adj, carnivorous): an animal that feeds only on other animal organisms. In contrast, omnivores eat both plants and animals, and herbivores eat only plants. Nearly all salamanders are strictly carnivorous.

Predator: an animal that eats live prey. Nearly all salamanders are predators and strictly [carnivorous].



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Is a predator an animal that eats live prey or one that hunts / stalks live prey?

I do not believe all carnivores are predatory



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Is a predator an animal that eats live prey or one that hunts / stalks live prey?
Is there a difference? Can you give an example (even imaginary) of an animal that would eat live prey but not hunt/stalk it? Or one that would hunt/stalk but not eat the prey? It seems like these activities are inextricably linked, but I may be not thinking hard enough.

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I do not believe all carnivores are predatory
True. Some carnivores are scavengers (vultures come to mind!). Do the definitions need to be clarified? Feel free to add to what's there.



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