The Brush-tailed possum Trichosurus vulpecula eats the fleshy fruits of the introduced shrub Crataegus monogyna and defecates intact seeds at least 0-50 m away. Viability of seeds recovered from faeces was >73%, comparable to the viability of fresh seeds (87.6%). Seed dispersal by possums has been largely neglected and may have important implications for invasion by woody weeds in Australasia.
|Author||D. A. Bass|
|Secondary title||Australian Journal of Ecology|