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Primate Biology An international open-access journal on primate research
Primate Biol., 4, 61-67, 2017
http://www.primate-biol.net/4/61/2017/
doi:10.5194/pb-4-61-2017
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14 Mar 2017
Report on the presence of a group of golden-headed lion tamarins (Leontopithecus chrysomelas), an endangered primate species in a rubber plantation in southern Bahia, Brazil
Kristel M. De Vleeschouwer and Leonardo C. Oliveira

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Forest-living primates are particularly vulnerable to the effects of forest fragmentation. The extent to which they can use the agricultural matrix between fragments can be critical for their long-term survival. This paper provides the first record of the use of a rubber plantation by golden-headed lion tamarins, endangered primates inhabiting the Atlantic Forest of south Bahia, Brazil. The results provide opportunities for reconciling economic rubber production with primate conservation.
Forest-living primates are particularly vulnerable to the effects of forest fragmentation. The...
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