Fatty acid profiles of major food sources of howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) in the neotropics

@article{Chamberlain1993FattyAP,
  title={Fatty acid profiles of major food sources of howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) in the neotropics},
  author={J N Chamberlain and George Nelson and Katharine Milton},
  journal={Experientia},
  year={1993},
  volume={49},
  pages={820-824}
}
Wild howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) get most of their calories from carbohydrates (65%) and fats (18%) of native tropical plants, but little is known about their intake of individual fatty acids. The fatty acid composition of several natural food sources of howler monkeys collected in Panama was determined by gas-liquid chromatography. The predominant fatty acids were palmitic (30%), linoleic (23%), linoleic (23%), α-linolenic (16%) and oleic (15%). Fatty acids with less than 16, and more… CONTINUE READING

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