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Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:

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Nyssa aquatica
(Water Tupelo) [Nyssaceae]
(observations are from Bellrose, Lucas, and Clement)

Birds

Anatidae: Anas rubripes (Black Duck) [feeds on fruits] Blr1942

Mammals
Vespertilionidae: Corynorhinus rafinesquii (Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat) [cavities of this tree were used as roost sites 67.4% of the time in South Carolina & this tree was preferred for this purpose, cavities of this tree were used as roost sites 89.1% of the time in Georgia & this tree was preferred for this purpose] Lcs2009 Clm2011, Myotis austroriparius (Southeastern Myotis) [cavities of this tree were used for roost sites 96% of the time in Georgia & it was strongly preferred for this purpose] Clm2011

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