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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.



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

Photograph Duncan Butchart



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).



Do we eat fig wasps when we eat figs?

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)


Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2019. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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