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Diet and Feeding Ecology of Ateles chamek in a Bolivian Semi-humid Forest: The Importance of Ficus as a Staple Food Resource

Felton, Annika M; Felton, Adam; Wood, Jeffrey; Lindenmayer, David B


We describe temporal patterns of food consumption by Peruvian spider monkeys (Ateles chamek) in a semihumid forest in lowland Bolivia. We assessed dietary composition in relation to temporal variation in abundance, duration, and synchrony of different food items in their home range. We collected data from September 2003 to September 2004, in the forestry concession La Chonta, Department of Santa Cruz. Throughout the period of detailed feeding data collection (February-September 2004), Ateles...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Primatology
DOI: 10.1007/s10764-008-9241-1


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