• Karen van Rheede van Oudtshoorn
  • Margaretha W. van Rooyen
Part of the Adaptations of Desert Organisms book series (DESERT ORGAN.)


Zoochory is the dispersal of diaspores by animals, either internally (endozoochory) or externally (epizoochory) or by caching (synzoochory) (Ellner and Shmida 1981; Van der Pijl 1982; Bregman 1988) and is generally associated with forests (Ridley 1930), and tropical and temperate communities (Tiffney 1984), although it is also prevalent in desert communities.


Faecal Pellet Sonoran Desert Negev Desert Frugivorous Bird Seed Shadow 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen van Rheede van Oudtshoorn
    • 1
  • Margaretha W. van Rooyen
    • 2
  1. 1.ARC-Range and Forage InstituteLynn EastRepublic of South Africa
  2. 2.Department of BotanyUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaRepublic of South Africa

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