frugivore


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frugivore

[′frü·ji‚vȯr]
(zoology)
A fruit-eating animal.
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Despite the importance of fruiting plants to frugivores (Foster 1982, Terborgh 1986, Levey 1988) and of frugivores to fruiting plants (Howe et al.
We used a chi-square test to compare the observed number of seeds in scat for each frugivore with an expected number of seeds from each morphotype.
This may indicate that fruit supply during this period is likely to meet (or even exceeds) frugivore needs (Sherman and Eason, 1998).
During these visits, more than one fruit on the same individual could be visited by the same frugivore, such that a larger number of mature fruits on any given cactus individual would result in a greater number of visits to that plant.
The species recorded were classified according to their feeding niche, based on Nowak (1994), as insectivore, frugivore, nectarivore or hematophagous.
She quotes Jordano: "The main factor was the disappearance of the large frugivore (fruit-eating) species.
Since primates are often considered flagship-species and are used to evaluate the health of forest ecosystems, as well as providing a high percentage (24%-40%) of frugivore biomass, their importance to tropical forests has often been underlined (Dietz et al.
Thus, secondary compounds could enhance the benefits of dispersal by altering frugivore behavior (Cipollini & Levey, 1997).
The human gut with its simple stomach, relatively elongated small intestine and reduced caecum and colon, does not fit any one group but lies between the frugivore and faunivore groups, suggestive of reliance on a high-quality diet in which meat is a predominant component.
Rio Grande Amazonian * (%) ns (%) * (%) ns (%) Total 2 (100) - 4 (57) 3 (43) Primary Diet Vertebrates - - - 1 (14) Insectivore 2 (100) - 2 (28) - Omnivore - - 1 (14) - Granivore - - - - Frugivore - - 1 (14) 2 (28) Nectarivore - - - - Primary Macrohabitat Aquatic - - 3 (43) 1 (14) Open - - - - Transitional Forest 1 (50) - - - Closed Forest 1 (50) - 1 (14) 2 (28) Chacoan * (%) ns (%) Total 9 (69) 4 (31) Primary Diet Vertebrates 1 (8) 2 (15) Insectivore 5 (38) - Omnivore 1 (8) - Granivore 2 (15) 1 (8) Frugivore - - Nectarivore - 1 (8) Primary Macrohabitat Aquatic 1 (8) 1 (8) Open 3 (23) 1 (8) Transitional Forest 2 (16) 2 (16) Closed Forest 3 (23) - Only species grous that could be analyzed (significant or non-significant) are included in this table.