frugivorous


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frugivorous

adjective Consuming or subsisting on a diet of fruit; eating or consuming fruit.
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By providing a higher amount of food, a higher fruit crop size represents a better opportunity for foraging of frugivorous birds.
Overfishing disrupts an ancient mutualism between frugivorous fishes and plants in Neotropical wetlands.
We collected samples from 1,736 (43.2%) frugivorous bats (family Pteropodidae) of 12 species and 2,199 (54.7%) insectivorous bats (7 families) of [greater than or equal to] 27 species.
He added that from the few studies that have been done on fecal samples and gut contents, it is known that the primary fruiting trees consumed by frugivorous monitors are Pandanus and Canarium.
Infestation by frugivorous flies occurred in 14 of the 26 sampled hosts: acerola, caja, cashew, star fruit, guava, papaya, "Haden", "Tommy Atkins" and "Rosa" mango, palm, pitanga, quiabento, seriguela and umbu.
A variety of pathogens such as Dengue, encephalitis's viruses, arenavirus, hantavirus, hepacivirus, Leptospira, Bartonella, Leishmania and Trypanosome, among others, have also been found in frugivorous and insectivorous chiroptera.
Hematophagous, frugivorous, and insectivorous bats can transmit the RABV23, and phylogenetic analysis using nucleotide sequences of N or G genes revealed that RABV is grouped into clusters according to the bat species that support the existence of species-specific variants or lineages of the virus (19, 24).
The Megachiroptera are frugivorous bats and can cover a distance of 50 km in search of food in a single night (van der Pijl, 1957).
As happens for most of frugivorous flies, depending on the hosts, some species prevail over others in terms of number of individuals.