Dung beetles are critical in preventing post-dispersal seed removal by rodents in Congo rain forest

@article{Beaune2012DungBA,
  title={Dung beetles are critical in preventing post-dispersal seed removal by rodents in Congo rain forest},
  author={D. Beaune and L. Bollache and F. Bretagnolle and B. Fruth},
  journal={Journal of Tropical Ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={28},
  pages={507 - 510}
}
Dung beetles (Scarabaeidae subfamily Scarabaeinae) are ubiquitous and play an important role in the removal of animal dung and the dispersal of seeds embedded therein. They exhibit a range of dung-acquisition and burying behaviours, from burying dung directly beneath the dung deposit to rolling dung balls up to several metres. Dung beetles act as important agents for secondary seed dispersal and seed survival: the burial of seeds is said to be of advantage against predators and desiccation… Expand
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