frugivore


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frugivore

[′frü·ji‚vȯr]
(zoology)
A fruit-eating animal.
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rotundus was the second most common species in the dry season, it was only the fifth most abundant in the rainy season, when the frugivores became prominent in terms of both the number of species and individuals (Figure 3).
In eastern Colombia, species richness is moderate and the densities of each species are notably lower than in many communities studied south of the Amazon River, while in eastern Amazonian Colombia there is only one large frugivore species, one Saguinus and sometimes only one Cebus species.
The set of traits that characterize the scatter-hoarding seed dispersal syndrome are not as readily identifiable as those common to the frugivore seed-dispersal syndrome (e.
The Limbo oligarchy was composed of those species with abundances ranging from a conservative estimate of 96 individuals/100 ha in the case of the most common understory frugivore, Pipra mentalis, to 120-212 breeding individuals/100 ha in the cases of several understory mixed-species flock members.
Early Man, the Primal Frugivore A fourth theory suggests that the crucial element was the evolution of early man into a frugivore, or fruit eater.
Likewise, fruit-bearing plants provide invaluable resources for frugivore assemblages (Jordano, 2000).
Patterns of movement and seed dispersal of a tropical frugivore.
In Mediterranean communities, seeds of different size can be dispersed by different frugivore species (Jordano 1984, Rey et al.
To be able to distinguish between the scenarios of frugivore mediated correlated seed dispersal, and an erosion of fine scale genetic structuring resulting from random mortality during the process of recruitment in gaps, versus a scenario of selection during seedling establishment and recruitment to adulthood, we need further tests.
However, the passage of seeds through the digestive tract of some frugivore species can reduce the germination percentage; in such cases, services of the dispersers differ in quality (Howe and Miriti, 2004; Ortiz-Pulido and Rico-Gray, 2006).
In addition to native species such as Schizolobium parahiba (guapuruvu), there are a great number of frugivore species, such as guava (Pscidium guajava), mango (Mangifera indica) and guarana (Paullinia cupana);