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Title: Seed Dispersal by Chimpanzees: A Preliminary Note
Authors: TAKASAKI, Hiroyuki
Issue Date: Mar-1983
Publisher: The Research Committee for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Journal title: African Study Monographs
Volume: 3
Start page: 105
End page: 108
Abstract: Seeds out of feces chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) inhabiting the Mahale Mts., western Tanzania, were tested for viability. Seeds of Myrianthus holstii (Moraceae), Pycnanthus angolensis (Myristicaceae), and Pseudospondias microcapra (Anacardiaceae) from chimpanzee feces showed marked germinability in comparison with seeds collected from fallen fruits. With field observations, this result was discussed in relation to the vegetation of the area by focusing on the chimpanzee's role in seed dispersal.
DOI: 10.14989/67988
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