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The relationship among diet, alimentary tract morphology, and life history for five species of rodents from the central Argentine pampa

A suite of characters describing digestive tract structure has been hypothesized to reflect the relative degree of specialization of the digestive system of rodent species along a continuum from a proteinaceous diet of seeds and insects to a cellulosic diet of vegetation. Similarity, it has been proposed that life history traits might reflect diet and digestive tract structure, with the most oppur…