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Tropical Dry-Forest Mammals of Palo Verde

Kathryn E. Stoner and Robert M. Timm

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780520223097
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520937772 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0005
Tropical Dry-Forest Mammals of Palo Verde

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A wide variety of mammals contribute to the maintenance of dry tropical forests through seed dispersal and pollination. Bats, primates, rodents, and several generalist carnivores are important seed dispersers. This chapter discusses the diversity, importance, and conservation of tropical dry-forest mammals in Palo Verde. It also discusses the factors affecting the distribution and abundance of mammals, such as hunting, deforestation, land conversion, and pesticide contamination.

Keywords: mammals; seed dispersal; pollination; Palo Verde; hunting; deforestation; land conversion; pesticide contamination

Chapter.  9975 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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