Geophagous


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Ge`oph´a`gous


a.1.Earth-eating.
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Blanchart E, Lavelle P, Braudeau E, Le Bissonnais Y, Valentin C (1997) Regulation of soil structure by geophagous earthworm activities in humid savannas of Cote d'Ivoire.
Geophagous behaviour is common among a range of animals, and humans could easily have imitated and adapted it to their own needs by observing these animals.
Chapuis-Lardy L, Brossard M, Lavelle P, Schouller E (1998) Phosphorus transformations in a ferralsol through ingestion by Pontoscolex corethrurus, a geophagous earthworm.