One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Larvae of this species are coprophagous, meaning they feed on the dung of large mammals, which they thereby decompose, together with many other species of primarily earthworms, beetles and flies.’
- ‘The problem of comparing baited and non-baited traps as sampling methods for coprophagous and necrophagous insects is further compounded by the effect of trap fluid and sampling interval.’
- ‘This indicates that coprophagous animals were indeed at least partially responsible for the disappearance of the fecal smears in the 1999 alpine experiment.’
- ‘At least some species are known to be coprophagous, reingesting special feces voided from the cecum’
- ‘If people were coprophagous in pre-history, what archeological evidence would there be, if any?’
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