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herbivore

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals, Biology
herbivoreher‧bi‧vore /ˈhɜːbəvɔː $ ˈhɜːrbəvɔːr, ˈɜːr-/ noun [countable]  HBAan animal that only eats plantscarnivore, omnivoreherbivorous /hɜːˈbɪvərəs $ hɜːr-, ɜːr-/ adjective
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herbivoreOn the other hand, there is good evidence that Hyperodapedon was a herbivore.It is known that attacks on plants by herbivores reduce the quality of the tissues for subsequent feeding.By the beginning of the Upper Triassic, rhynchosaurs were still the dominant herbivores.In herbivores particularly, but also in most animals and babies, defecation takes place more than once per day.The basic food of herbivores is plants, so even the largest carnivorous animals are indirectly dependent on plants.Thus population numbers of small herbivores, in circumstances of limited food production, cycle over periods of three to four years.If the ground is covered with snow, how does this affect the herbivores?Final evidence that rhynchosaurs were herbivorous is that they occurred in large numbers; in general we expect the herbivores to outnumber carnivores.
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