Revista Brasileira de Biologia
Print version ISSN 0034-7108
PASSAMANI, M. and RYLANDS, A. B.. Home range of a Geoffroy's marmoset group, Callithrix geoffroyi (Primates, Callitrichidae) in South-eastern Brazil. Rev. Bras. Biol. [online]. 2000, vol.60, n.2, pp. 275-281. ISSN 0034-7108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71082000000200011.
The home range of one group of the Geoffroy's marmoset (Callithrix geoffroyi) was studied in a fragment of the Atlantic Forest in south-eastern Brazil, between February 1993 and January 1994. The total home range was 23.3 ha and the area used in the dry season was significantly larger than that of the wet season. The smallest distance travelled by group was 480 m/day in May and the longest was 1,980 m/day in March, but with no significant differences between seasons. The total home range used for this species agrees with the ecological grouping of the genus Callithrix proposed by Rylands & Faria (1993) and may be associated with the habitat structure, the limit of the fragment and the inexistence of neighbouring groups.
Keywords : primates; home range; Geoffroy's marmoset; Callithrix geoffroyi; Atlantic Forest.