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dc.contributor.authorMartins, M. M.
dc.contributor.authorSetz, EZF
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Primatology. New York: Kluwer Academic/plenum Publ, v. 21, n. 3, p. 467-476, 2000.
dc.description.abstractThe feeding ecology of the Atlantic forest marmosets (Callithrix spp.) in southeastern Brazil is poorly known, and few studies have focused on buffy tufted-eared marmosets, Callithrix aurita. We determined the food items and investigated the seasonal variation in the diet of a group of four Callithrix aurita in a 17-ha semideciduous forest fragment in southern Minas Gerais State, Brazil. We recorded daily feeding activities between October 1994 and September 1995 using scan sampling at 5-min intervals. The marmosets devoted feeding rime to gums (50.5%), fruits (11%), and animal prey (38.5%) in a fetal of 499 records. Plant resources comprised 27 species from 16 families. They used Acacia paniculata (Mimosoideae, Leguminosae), the main gum source (82%), year-round Maclura tinctoria (Moraceae) was the fruit species that they consumed most (22%). The marmosets preyed on caterpillars (33%), katydids (5%), and homopterans (4%). Feeding on fruits varied seasonally and was inversely related to gum feeding. Consumption of animal prey remained constant over the year. The wide and year-round dependence on gum suggests that Acacia may play a critical role in marmoset persistence in forest fragments.en
dc.publisherKluwer Academic/plenum Publ
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Primatology
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.subjectCallithrix auritapt
dc.subjectforest fragmentpt
dc.subjectsoutheastern Brazilpt
dc.titleDiet of buffy tufted-eared marmosets (Callithrix aurita) in a forest fragment in southeastern Brazilen
dcterms.rightsHolderKluwer Academic/plenum Publ
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Dept Zool, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, PG Zool, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, PG Zool, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil
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unesp.campusUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Instituto de Biociências, Rio Claropt[2]
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