Tag: "browsers" at biology news
Fatal attraction: Elephants and marula fruit
...a and Asia can show examples of how these powerful browsers
affect the trees they feed on. The sweet and fleshy Marula fruits evolved to attract the most powerful browser on the savannah - the African elephant." In this, the Marula trees are very successful "In fact, elephants are crazy about them!" observe...
Winning by a neck -- Giraffes avoid competing with shorter browsers
...r whether this is caused by competition -- smaller browsers
eating some of the leaves at lower heights -- or i...es in greater Kruger National Park to stop smaller browsers
from eating leaves. After a complete growing season they found that the number of leaves on the fenc...
Revueltosaurus skeleton unearthed at Petrified Forest upsets dinosaur tale
...s split into the sauropodomorphs - the long-necked browsers
like Brachiosaurus - and the carnivorous theropods, like T. rex. Only the theropods survive to the present as birds. If, as the team concludes, the first ornithischians outside South America did not appear until 25 million years later than people tho...
UF researcher: Ideas about fossil horses undergo evolution in thinking
...the scientific knowledge about whether horses were browsers
or grazers has changed, so have ideas about the evolution of body size, he said. The preconceived notion that the horse was once as small as a dog but progressively grew to its present stature now can be proven to be incorrect, MacFadden said. Abo...