Feeding and general activity patterns of a howler monkey (Alouatta palliata) troop living in a forest fragment at Los Tuxtlas, Mexico.

@article{Estrada1999FeedingAG,
  title={Feeding and general activity patterns of a howler monkey (Alouatta palliata) troop living in a forest fragment at Los Tuxtlas, Mexico.},
  author={Alejandro Estrada and S Juan-Solano and T Ort{\'i}z Mart{\'i}nez and Rosamond Coates-Estrada},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  year={1999},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={167-83}
}
The feeding behavior and general activity patterns of a howler monkey troop living in a 3.6 ha forest fragment were studied at Los Tuxtlas, Mexico, for an annual cycle. Monthly samples of their feeding behavior indicated that they used 52 species of 24 plant families as sources of food. Of these, 67% were trees, which accounted for 96% of total feeding time recorded. Ten species of Moraceae, Cecropiaceae, Anacrdiaceae. and Sapotaceae contributed to 70% of the trees used and to almost 90% of… CONTINUE READING