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
2%
82%
11%
2%
34
flagUkraine
4%
67%
16%
11%
43
flagSweden
6%
66%
22%
4%
48
flagRepublic of Ireland
9%
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19%
7%
81
flagthe Netherlands
9%
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21%
4%
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flagGermany
6%
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20%
8%
200
flagRussia
10%
60%
17%
7%
28
flagIndia
11%
58%
20%
9%
263
flagSpain
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3%
29
flagPoland
10%
55%
23%
9%
18393
flagthe United Kingdom
10%
54%
23%
10%
448
flagPakistan
8%
54%
27%
8%
37
flagthe Philippines
19%
52%
26%
2%
42
flagAustria
17%
51%
27%
3%
29
flagFrance
3%
50%
34%
12%
32
flagthe United States
14%
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13%
502
flagNorway
3%
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33%
23%
30
flagUnknown
14%
39%
30%
14%
1194
flagAustralia
20%
33%
33%
12%
24
flagCanada
17%
31%
31%
14%
41

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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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