Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Mangrove

Coastal community along mudflats that are regularly inundated by sea water; this community is characterized by mangrove trees (family Rhizophoraceae) that are adapted to the salinity of the water and have wide-spreading roots that obtain oxygen from the air rather than from the waterlogged soil. Several species of primate visit these forests on a regular basis, most notably the proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus).

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