Frugivory and seed dispersal of golden lion tamarin in a forest fragment in the Atlantic Forest, Brazil
Lapenta,M.J.; Procopio-de-Oliveira,P.; Kierulff,M.C.M.; Motta-Junior,J.C.
Brazilian Journal Of Biology: 2, 241-249
The influence of the golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) as a seed disperser was studied by monitoring two groups of tamarins from December 1998 to December 2000 (871.9 hours of observations) in a forest fragment in south-east Brazil. The tamarins consumed fruits of 57 species from at least 17 families. They ingested the seeds of 39 species, and 23 of these were put to germinate in the laboratory and/or in the field.