- Since a fig-tree population must bear fruit all year because of the wasp's short life-span, the figs keep fruit-eating mammals alive during the dry season when other food sources .
- Tiny flightless rails nestle amidst Aldabra's bushy scrub and mangrove forests, while above them swoop red-footed boobies, sacred ibises and fruit-eating bats.
- The authors found no local insect-eating or fruit-eating birds in herbicide-hit regions; fish-eating birds had declined.
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- Cycads Evolved To Grow In Groves With Seed Dispersal By Large Frugivores
April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Before the age of dinosaurs, the ancient cycad lineage existed. Cycads also co-existed more recently with large herbivorous mammals, such as the Ice Age megafauna that only went extinct a few tens of thousands of years ago. Modern cycads have large, heavy seeds with a fleshy outer coat, suggesting they rely on large bodied fruit-eating ...
Aug. 21, 2013 - redOrbit
- Ancient cycads found to be pre-adapted to grow in groves
Cycads been around since before the age of the dinosaurs. Cycads living today have large, heavy seeds that suggests they rely on large fruit-eating animals to disperse their seeds. Yet there is little evidence that they are eaten and dispersed by today's larger-bodied animals, such as elephants. If these plants are adapted for dispersal by animals that have been missing from Earth's fauna for ...
Aug. 20, 2013 - Science Daily