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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flagUkraine
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flagSweden
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flagItaly
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flagthe Netherlands
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flagIndia
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flagPoland
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flagPakistan
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flagthe Philippines
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flagthe United States
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flagFrance
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flagAustralia
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flagCanada
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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)
12%
11%

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