Seed Dispersal - Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation

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A Veldkamp's dwarf epauletted fruit bat (Nanonycteris veldkampii) about to begin eating a fig in Ivory Coast. Small fruit bats like this account for approximately 95% of initial seed dispersal into clearings. Seed Dispersal

10732041982AfricaIvory CoastVeldkamp's dwarf epauletted fruit bat Nanonycteris veldkampiieating figflightflying to figsecond batchseed dispersal