frugivore


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fru·gi·vore

 (fro͞o′jə-vôr′)
n.
An animal, such as a chimpanzee or fruit bat, that feeds primarily on fruit.

[From frugivorous.]

frugivore

(ˈfruːdʒɪˌvɔː)
n
(Zoology) zoology an animal that feeds primarily on fruit
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Studies focusing on the responses of frugivores to extensive habitat heterogeneity have found overlapping patterns of fruit and frugivore abundance as result of a frugivore's ability to track fruit resources on a diversity of scales (Kinnaird et al.
Nesting biology of the Yellow-throated Euphonia: large clutch size in a Neotropical frugivore.
Patterns of movement and seed dispersal of a tropical frugivore.
Can remnant frugivore species effectively disperse tree seeds in secondary tropical rain forests.
1998) and others have focused on turtles as potential agents of dispersal and their possible role in plant frugivore coevolution (Moll and Jansen, 1995; Sloan et al.
McWilliams, University of Rhode Island, "Keeping fruit chemistry in context: fruit removal rate depends on neighborhood fruit density, frugivore abundance, and spatial context.
There is a pause in the process--make your words pause to call up related ideas, said Petrarch, a frugivore, in a long letter.
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.
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.
Entire seeds passed through the gut of frugivore birds often have increased germination rates, although they may also lose viability and reduce germination (Traveset 1998, Orrock 2005, D'Avila et al.
Windward abundances are highest in protected state and federal lands where feral ungulates have been controlled, reducing the negative impact to native plant species that provide foraging opportunities for this frugivore (Camp et al.