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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Ecological Aspects Of The Dispersal Of A Melastomataceae By Marmosets And Howler Monkeys (primates: Platyrrhini) In A Semideciduous Forest Of Southeastern Brazil|
|Author:||De Figueiredo R.A.|
|Abstract:||Feeding behavior and digestion effect on fruits and seeds of a pioneer tree (Miconia cinnamomifolia) by primates (Alouatta fusca fusca and Callithrix penicillata) were investigated in a forest fragment of southeastern Brazil. Howler monkeys consumed mature as well as immature fruits, and the germination rates of ingested seeds were reduced when compared with non-ingested ones. Marmosets defecated unharmed seeds and were considered better seed dispersers than Howlers. These results strengthened the hypothesis that plant species with small seeds are dispersed mainly by small monkey species.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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