Effects of Seed Dispersal by Three Ateline Monkey Species on Seed Germination at Tinigua National Park, Colombia

  title={Effects of Seed Dispersal by Three Ateline Monkey Species on Seed Germination at Tinigua National Park, Colombia},
  author={Pablo R. Stevenson and Maria Clara Castellanos and Juan C Pizarro and Maria del Pilar Garavito},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
We examined the effect of seed ingestion by three ateline primates: woolly monkeys, Lagothrix lagothricha; spider monkeys, Ateles belzebuth; and, red howler, Alouatta seniculus on germination rates and latency periods of seeds of several plant species in Tinigua National Park, Colombia. We collected dispersed seeds from feces and control seeds from the parental trees and washed them for germination trials. For the majority of plants, dispersed seeds germinated as well or better than control… 

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  • P. Stevenson
  • Environmental Science
    American journal of primatology
  • 2000
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