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Bats (Chiroptera) as fig eaters

(Life; Embryophyta (plants); Angiospermae (flowering plants); Eudicotyledons; Order: Rosales; Family: Moraceae; Genus: Ficus)

Fig frugivores

Epauletted Fruit Bat, Epomophorus wahlbergi or E. crypturus (Pteropodidae), feeding on figs of Ficus bubu in South Africa.

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Credits

Photographs Duncan Butchart

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2018. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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