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frugivorous

adjective Consuming or subsisting on a diet of fruit; eating or consuming fruit.

frugivorous

fruit-eating.
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In marked seasonal areas frugivores often exhibit fluctuations of niche-breadth values according to the seasonality of food resources (Renton 2001; Ragusa-Netto, 2008a, 2013).
We hypothesized that glycoalkaloids could produce laxative effects when consumed by frugivores.
The effect of morphotype and frugivore on viability of the seeds that had not germinated was tested by an extension of the Kruskal-Wallis test (Zar 1984).
This approach could be potentially biased by time delay between the appearance of fruits in the canopy and on the ground, or by frugivore consumption (Terborgh, 1983; Zhang and Wang, 1995).
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.
Frugivore flocks, however, were less vocal and distinctly less well developed than those at many other tropical sites.
There is a pause in the process--make your words pause to call up related ideas, said Petrarch, a frugivore, in a long letter.
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).