megaherbivore


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megaherbivore

(ˈmɛɡəˌhɜːbɪvɔː)
n
(Animals) a large herbivore, such as an elephant, weighing more than 1000kg
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Encouraging outlook for recovery of a once severely exploited marine megaherbivore.
Giraffes are an iconic African species, but their numbers have dropped precipitously in recent decades and they are the latest African megaherbivore, along with rhinoceros and elephants, to become a species of conservation concern.
2007: The relationship of food intake and ingesta passage predicts feeding ecology in two different megaherbivore groups.
Today's megaherbivore communities are not nearly as diverse as those from the Late Cretaceous of Alberta, and most other fossil communities also pale by comparison.
Coprolite deposits reveal the diet and ecology of the extinct New Zealand megaherbivore moa (Aves, Dinornithiformes).
The Post-Pleistocene Megaherbivore Theory is the basis for our project: goats, as browsers, selectively remove the woody plants invading the balds.
Thus, it is certain that for at least the last 2,000 years of the Ice Age, Michigan was the site of megaherbivore-dominated communities, the megaherbivores (huge plant eating vertebrates) being the mastodonts and mammoths.
Owen-Smith (1988) regarded them as megaherbivores although females do not attain the megaherbivore threshold.
However, following the extinction of megaherbivores in the late Pleistocene, Joshua tree seed dispersal now depends entirely on the more limited dispersal (< 100 m) of rodents in the Sciuridae, Heteromyidae and Cricetidae (Vander Wall et al.
Megaherbivores generate mega amounts of shit, as is clear to anyone who's ever spent time standing behind a rhino.