Seed Dispersal - Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation

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A little yellow-shouldered bat (Sturnira lilium) about to take a solanum fruit (Solanum rugosum) in French Guiana. Such small fruit-eating bats are key dispersers of "pioneer plants" into clearings, establishing the foundation for reforestation. Seed Dispersal

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