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- n. seed dispersal via ingestion by vertebrate animals (mostly birds and mammals)
The exact percentage of tree species dispersed by endozoochory varies between habitats, but can range to over 90% in some tropical rainforests .
Seed dispersal via ingestion by animals, or endozoochory, is the dispersal mechanism for most tree species .
Wiedemann et al. Fate of genetically modified maize and conventional rapeseed, and endozoochory in wild boar (Sus scrofa).
H.H.D.: Fate of genetically modified maize and conventional rapeseed, and endozoochory in wild boar (Sus scrofa).
Ducks – particularly herbivorous species such as pochards – have proven to be highly important transporters of aquatic plants, both as seeds stuck to their feathers or feet (a form of transport known as epizoochory), and as propagules carried in the bird’s gut (a form of transport known as endozoochory).