Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
Short communication
14 Mar 2017
Short communication |  | 14 Mar 2017

Report on the presence of a group of golden-headed lion tamarins (Leontopithecus chrysomelas), an endangered primate species in a rubber plantation in southern Bahia, Brazil

Kristel M. De Vleeschouwer and Leonardo C. Oliveira

Data sets

Table of coordinates for group sightings K. M. De Vleeschouwer and L. C. Oliveira

Short summary
Forest-living primates are particularly vulnerable to the effects of forest fragmentation. The extent to which they can use the agricultural matrix between fragments can be critical for their long-term survival. This paper provides the first record of the use of a rubber plantation by golden-headed lion tamarins, endangered primates inhabiting the Atlantic Forest of south Bahia, Brazil. The results provide opportunities for reconciling economic rubber production with primate conservation.