What it is an autotomy?

eating only one kind of spieces (e.g. the koala is eating leaves of the eucalyptus)
self amputation (e.g. of a tail)
hunting of its own kind
in-breeding (small gene pool)
Autotomy (from the Greek auto- "self-" and tome "sev­er­ing") or self am­pu­ta­tion is the be­hav­iour whereby an animal sheds or discards one or more of its own ap­pendages, usually as a self­-de­fense mech­a­nism to elude a preda­tor's grasp or to distract the predator and thereby allow escape. The lost body part may be re­gen­er­at­ed later.

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eating only one kind of spieces (e.g. the koala is eating leaves of the eucalyptus)
self amputation (e.g. of a tail)
hunting of its own kind
in-breeding (small gene pool)
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flagthe United Arab Emirates
3%
80%
13%
3%
30
flagItaly
9%
66%
9%
14%
21
flagUkraine
5%
65%
17%
11%
35
flagSweden
3%
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30%
6%
30
flagSpain
7%
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25%
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flagIndia
11%
59%
20%
6%
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flagGermany
6%
58%
20%
9%
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flagthe Netherlands
12%
58%
22%
4%
48
flagPakistan
9%
58%
29%
3%
31
flagPoland
10%
55%
23%
9%
16270
flagthe United Kingdom
9%
54%
23%
11%
385
flagthe Philippines
16%
54%
29%
0%
31
flagthe United States
13%
51%
18%
13%
438
flagFrance
3%
51%
31%
13%
29
flagRepublic of Ireland
15%
48%
26%
9%
52
flagAustria
19%
47%
28%
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21
flagGreece
10%
42%
31%
10%
19
flagUnknown
14%
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31%
14%
1092
flagNorway
3%
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23%
26
flagCanada
18%
28%
37%
12%
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men44%
women51%
eating only one kind of spieces (e.g. the koala is eating leaves of the eucalyptus)
13%
11%
self amputation (e.g. of a tail)
44%
51%
hunting of its own kind
29%
25%
in-breeding (small gene pool)
11%
11%

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