Geophagy in moustached tamarins,Saguinus mystax (platyrrhini: Callitrichidae), at the Río Blanco, Peruvian Amazonia

@article{Heymann2006GeophagyIM,
  title={Geophagy in moustached tamarins,Saguinus mystax (platyrrhini: Callitrichidae), at the R{\'i}o Blanco, Peruvian Amazonia},
  author={Eckhard W Heymann and Gerald Hartmann},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2006},
  volume={32},
  pages={533-537}
}
During a field study at the Río Blanco in northeastern Peru between June and September 1990, moustached tamarins (Saguinus mystax) were observed to feed on soil material on three different occasions. Soil was taken directly from bare spots of surface soil (two observations) and from the broken mound of leaf-cutting ants (Atta sp.; one observation). Exposed surface soil is rare throughout the study area. Geochemical analyses of the soils that were consumed showed elevated concentrations of… CONTINUE READING

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