Parasitism of Trees by Marmosets in a Central Brazilian Gallery Forest
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Callithrix jacchus penicillata living in a gallery forest depend heavily on exudates as a food. The marmosets gnaw holes in the bark of certain tree species, and all exudate collection takes place at these holes. Marmosets thus forage as ectoparasites on these trees. In all, 14 species of trees were parasitized by the marmosets, but almost all activity was concentrated on Vochysia pyramidalis, Callisthene major and Tapirira guianensis. -from Authors
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Lacher, T. E., da Fonseca, G., Alves, C., & Magalhaes-Castro, B.