Frugivory and seed dispersal by vertebrates in tropical and subtropical Asia: An update

@article{Corlett2017FrugivoryAS,
  title={Frugivory and seed dispersal by vertebrates in tropical and subtropical Asia: An update},
  author={Richard T. Corlett},
  journal={Global Ecology and Conservation},
  year={2017},
  volume={11},
  pages={1-22}
}
  • R. Corlett
  • Published 1 July 2017
  • Environmental Science
  • Global Ecology and Conservation
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