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Fig frugivores

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

 

Fig-eating by Vertebrate Frugivores:

A Global Review

Mike Shanahan's web page that has cross-referenced lists of fig tree species and vertebrate species that feed on figs.

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Bats

Epauletted Fruit Bat taking flight after feeding on figs of Ficus bubu in South Africa.

Photograph Duncan Butchart

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Birds

African Green Pigeon feeding on figs of Ficus sansibarica in South Africa.

Photograph Duncan Butchart

Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)

Photograph Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

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Humans

Do we eat fig wasps when we eat figs?

Photograph Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2021. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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