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dc.contributor.authorMuylaert, Renata Lara-
dc.contributor.authorSilva Matos, Dalva Maria da-
dc.contributor.authorRibeiro Mello, Marco Aurelio-
dc.identifier.citationMammalia. Berlin: Walter De Gruyter Gmbh, v. 78, n. 1, p. 93-101, 2014.-
dc.description.abstractIn studies on frugivory and seed dispersal, it is frequently assumed that individual frugivores of the same population behave as equivalents. However, there is growing evidence from dietary studies pointing out that, in many natural populations, individuals use different subsets of the total resource pool. As heterogeneity in foraging behavior and food selection may affect the outcome of the seed dispersal process, we tested whether yellow-shouldered bats Sturnira lilium (E. Geoffroy St.-Hilaire, 1810), the key neotropical seed dispersers, show interindividual variations in fruit preferences. Thirty individuals were submitted to cafeteria trials in a flight tent, when they were offered fruits of Solanum variabile Mart. (Solanaceae) Cecropia pachystachya Trec. (Urticaceae), and Piper aduncum L. (Piperaceae), which belong to the favorite genera consumed by S. lilium. Although S. variabile had the highest consumption rates on average, there were variations among individuals in the fruits consumed in the second and third places. These findings, together with interindividual differences in foraging areas observed in the same population, may be interpreted as preliminary evidence of individual specialization. As a possible consequence, frugivorous bats of the same population, despite being all legitimate dispersers, may differ in their efficiency.en
dc.description.sponsorshipConselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)-
dc.description.sponsorshipFundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)-
dc.description.sponsorshipAlexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH)-
dc.publisherWalter De Gruyter Gmbh-
dc.sourceWeb of Science-
dc.subjectanimal-plant interactionsen
dc.subjectcafeteria trialsen
dc.subjectfood choiceen
dc.titleInterindividual variations in fruit preferences of the yellow-shouldered bat Sturnira lilium (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) in a cafeteria experimenten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)-
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar)-
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)-
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista, Dept Ecol, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil-
dc.description.affiliationUniv Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Bot, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil-
dc.description.affiliationUniv Fed Minas Gerais, Inst Ciencias Biol, Dept Biol Geral, BR-31270901 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil-
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Paulista, Dept Ecol, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil-
dc.description.sponsorshipIdCNPq: 123569/2010-9-
dc.description.sponsorshipIdFAPESP: 06/00265-0-
dc.description.sponsorshipIdAlexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH)1134644-
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