Frugivoría y depredación de semillas de Jacaratia spinosa (Caricaceae) por la rata de Sumichrast Vesper, Nyctomys sumichrasti (Rodentia: Cricetidae)
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Interacción animal-planta
Costa Rica
Bosque lluvioso Veragua
frutos carnosos
roedores Neotropicales

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Salas, D., & Villalobos-Chavez, D. (2021). Frugivoría y depredación de semillas de Jacaratia spinosa (Caricaceae) por la rata de Sumichrast Vesper, Nyctomys sumichrasti (Rodentia: Cricetidae). Mammalogy Notes, 7(1), 225.
Recibido 2021-04-08
Aceptado 2021-06-04
Publicado 2021-06-15


Las interacciones animal-planta son ubicuas y críticas para el funcionamiento de los ecosistemas tripicales. Los roedores neotropicales desempeñan funciones clave del ecosistema, como la dispersión de semillas y la depredación, sin embargo hay poca información disponible sobre sus interacciones ecológicas. Aquí, informamos sobre la interacción entre la rata Nyctomys sumichrasti y la planta Jacaratia spinosa en el Caribe Central de Costa Rica. Se observaron roedores alimentándose de la pulpa y semillas de las plantas. Las observaciones de la historia natural como esta son fundamentales para generar y aumentar el conocimiento la dieta de los roedores neotropicales poco conocidos.
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