Distribution and ecology of the genusLeontopithecus lesson, 1840 in Brazil

@article{CoimbraFilho1973DistributionAE,
  title={Distribution and ecology of the genusLeontopithecus lesson, 1840 in Brazil},
  author={Adelmar F. Coimbra-Filho and Russell A. Mittermeier},
  journal={Primates},
  year={1973},
  volume={14},
  pages={47-66}
}
The three forms of the genusLeontopithecus are found only in restricted localities in the States of Rio de Janeiro (Leontopithecus rosalia rosalia), Bahia and Espirito Santo (Leontopithecus rosalia chrysomelas) and São Paulo (Leontopithecus rosalia chrysopygus) in southeastern Brazil. All three are gravely threatened with extinction, mainly by destruction of primitive forest habitat. Diet ofLeontopithecus ssp. consists of fruit, buds, small vertebrates and insects. Group size varies from two to… CONTINUE READING

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