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Size-based fruit selection of Calophyllum brasiliense (Clusiaceae) by bats of the genus Artibeus (Phyllostomidae) in a Restinga area, southeastern Brazil

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  • Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, CEP 13083-970, Cidade Universitaria, Campinas, SP, Brazil


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