Thieving rodents as substitute dispersers of megafaunal seeds.


The Neotropics have many plant species that seem to be adapted for seed dispersal by megafauna that went extinct in the late Pleistocene. Given the crucial importance of seed dispersal for plant persistence, it remains a mystery how these plants have survived more than 10,000 y without their mutualist dispersers. Here we present support for the hypothesis… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1205184109


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