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(Science: biology, zoology) An animal that consumes herbaceous vegetation. Any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants; horses are herbivores; the sauropod dinosaurs were apparently herbivores.Animals that consume plant material as a source of obtaining [[energy.

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Re: Unidentified Animal Bone

I agree with the above posters that it's probably a big herbivore molar. Moose seems most likely.

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by DarwinsBitch
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Unidentified Animal Bone
Replies: 5
Views: 4602

Which animal does this tooth belong to?

... and I was wondering to which animal it might have belonged. As you can see, it's quite big and sharp, so I don't think it belonged to the usual herbivore animals that you'd find there, but I could be wrong, of course. It'd be lovely if one of you biology tooth fairies out there could help me ...

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by Clairdevries
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Which animal does this tooth belong to?
Replies: 2
Views: 2321

Ecological Niche

... ecological niche, which means they then would have to compete for the same resources (prey). So there can be ecological niches such as: predator, herbivore, detrivore, etc.

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by SteveYst
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Ecological Niche
Replies: 4
Views: 17849

5 best proofs of evolution

... adapt to be able to eat a plant that was not there before. another example of survival of the fittest is went European introduce carnivores and herbivore in the island of Australia and Tasmania an how they in part help in the extinction of 11 species clear example of supremacy and one of the ...

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by Raven7899
Wed May 30, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 5 best proofs of evolution
Replies: 170
Views: 269214

Re: Herbivores without predators

... ecology alone gives big enough an issue. You need to consider: 1) Is your system closed or open? If closed -say an island or a fenced property- herbivores can't migrate into or out of the system. They will eat all edible plants and start dying of starvation as food becomes scarce. Eventually ...

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by marquitosgm
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Herbivores without predators
Replies: 19
Views: 19083
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