Why Feed on Fungi? The Nutritional Content of Sporocarps Consumed by Buffy-Headed Marmosets, Callithrix flaviceps (Primates: Callitrichidae), in Southeastern Brazil

The typical diet of Callithrix marmosets is based on gums, although fungi are the dietary staple of a single group of Callithrix flaviceps studied in the Augusto Ruschi Biological Reserve, in southeastern Brazil. Here, we present the nutritional composition of two species of Mycocitrus fungi consumed by C. flaviceps, and discuss possible determinants of the… (More)