Sarcocystis and related organisms in Australian wildlife: I. Survey findings in mammals

The stomach contents of 34 opossums collected from Otari reserve, Wellington, New Zealand, were examined and fragments of leaves and leaf cuticles were identified. Leaves were the main food though flowers, fruit and at least one insect were also taken. The main species eaten were kohekohe (Dysoxylum spectabile), pohuehue (Muehlenbeckia australis), hinau (Elaeocarpus dentatus), climbing rata (Metrosideros fulgens), five finger (Pseudopanax arboreum), tawa (Beilschmiedia tawa) and lawyer (Rubus cissoides). (auth)

Author Munday, B, L.; Mason, R.W.; Hartley, W.J.; Presidente, P.J.A.; Obendorf, D.L.
Year 1978
Secondary title Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume 14
Pages 363-372