Functional uniqueness of a small carnivore as seed dispersal agents: a case study of the common palm civets in the Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia

@article{Nakashima2010FunctionalUO,
  title={Functional uniqueness of a small carnivore as seed dispersal agents: a case study of the common palm civets in the Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia},
  author={Yoshihiro Nakashima and Eiji Inoue and M. Inoue-Murayama and Jum Rafiah Abd. Sukor},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2010},
  volume={164},
  pages={721-730}
}
  • Yoshihiro Nakashima, Eiji Inoue, +1 author Jum Rafiah Abd. Sukor
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • Many carnivorous mammals consume fruits and disperse the intact seeds to specific sites. Few studies have attempted to quantify this seed dispersal or evaluate its effectiveness, despite its potential importance and functional uniqueness. In the study reported here, we found that a frugivorous carnivore, the common palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus), generated seed shadows that are distinct from those of the sympatric frugivore, the pig-tailed macaque (Macaca nemestrina), and played a… CONTINUE READING
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