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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