Definitions

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  • adj. feeding on fruit

Etymologies

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Examples

  • -- In Brazil, the world's only fruit-eating frog leaps with its mouth wide open at ripe fruit hanging in trees.

    Fun facts about frogs

  • Picker's cockroach is joined on the list by a mushroom that glows in the dark and another that blooms underwater, a spider that weaves giant webs, bacteria found on the remains of the Titanic, a fish found in Gulf of Mexico waters affected by the 2010 oil spill, a leech with enormous teeth, a cricket that pollinates a rare orchid, a giant, fruit-eating lizard, and a small antelope from West Africa.

    Jumping cockroach makes top discoveries list

  • A female fruit-eating bat helps an unrelated female give birth by showing her how to hang in the proper way.

    Marc Bekoff: Wild Justice and Moral Intelligence in Animals: Warfare Among Animals Is Extremely Rare

  • Other large mammals, as well as fruit-eating fish, have become rare or locally extinct in this region as a result of habitat destruction and loss of food sources, such as fruit trees.

    Marajó varzea

  • When both the fruit-producing plant and the frugivore species benefit by fruit-eating behavior their interaction is called a mutualism.

    Frugivore

  • Biologists have also observed a female Rodrigues fruit-eating bat in Gainesville, Florida, helping another female to give birth by showing the pregnant female the correct birthing position – with head up and feed down.

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  • The ascorbic acid synthesis pathway was disabled by mutation during the long period in which our fruit-eating ancestors had no chance of developing vitamin C deficiences (Jukes and King 1975).

    The Distinction Between Innate and Acquired Characteristics

  • Grandidier's baobab (Adansonia grandidieri), the largest baobab species on the island, is pollinated by nocturnal lemurs; other Malagasy species are pollinated by fruit-eating bats.

    Biological diversity in Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands

  • The humid tropical floodplain forests host a diversity of trees that produce fleshy fruit and are critical to the survival of fruit-eating species of fish, primates, and bats that enter the forest understory during the flood.

    Gurupa varzea

  • The humid tropical floodplain forests host a diversity of trees that produce fleshy fruit that are critical to the survival of fruit-eating fish that enter the forest understory during the flood.

    Monte Alegre varzea

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