Journal of Tropical Ecology

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SHORT COMMUNICATION

The fruits the agouti ate: Hymenaea courbaril seed fate when its disperser is absent


Nigel M.  Asquith a1, John  Terborgh a1, A. Elizabeth  Arnold a2 and C. Mailén  Riveros a3
a1 Department of Zoology, Box 90325, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708-0325, USA (nigel.asquith@duke.edu)
a2 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
a3 Instituto de Zoología Tropical, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Apartado 47058, Caracas, 1041-A, Venezuela

(Accepted September 26 1998)


Key Words: agouti; Dasyprocta spp.; Hymenaea courbaril; islands; seed dispersal; seed predation; tropical dry forest; Venezuela.