Food Hardness and Feeding Behavior in Old World Fruit Bats (Pteropodidae)

  title={Food Hardness and Feeding Behavior in Old World Fruit Bats (Pteropodidae)},
  author={Elizabeth R. Dumont and Reilly O'Neal},
Abstract Old World fruit bats (family Pteropodidae) are common throughout the Paleotropics, where they play an important ecological role as seed dispersers and pollinators. Although many regions host diverse assemblages of fruit bats, mechanisms of resource partitioning are only beginning to be documented. This study investigates the potential role of feeding behavior in patterns of resource use within a sympatric assemblage of pteropodids from Papua New Guinea. Individuals of Syconycteris… 

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