Removal of seeds from Neotropical frugivore droppings

  title={Removal of seeds from Neotropical frugivore droppings},
  author={Michael Kaspari},
In a Costa Rican rain forest, the majority of tree and shrub species have their seeds dispersed by vertebrates. Over a third of the species' seeds are of a size accessible to, and primarily carried away by, ants. Frugivorous bird droppings come in sizes from a few seeds to over a thousand, with number of seeds isometric with bird body mass. Dropping size decreases as seeds are scattered by rain. Larger droppings produced from fruits ofMiconia affinis (Melastomataceae) are discovered and… CONTINUE READING
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