Both the insectivorous and frugivorous divisions of the bats are well represented.
The chief danger with herbivorous and frugivorous creatures is that their constitutions are not adapted to the richness of cultivated fruits and cereals, and, in captivity, they may suffer mechanically from the want of bulk in their food supply, or if they eat a quantity sufficient in bulk, it contains an excess of nutritive material.
Insectivorous bats are numerous, but the frugivorous division of this order is only represented by a single species in Japan.
frugivorous bird in the world.
The fruit is eaten by most frugivorous birds, and through their agency, particularly that of the species which is accordingly known as missel-thrush or mistle-thrush, the plant is propagated.