Biodiversity Science ›› 1999, Vol. 07 ›› Issue (2): 97-105.doi: 10.17520/biods.1999014

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Analysis on vegetative food resources and feeding habits of Macaca mulatta from Neilingding Island, Guangdong Province

WANG Yong-Jun1), LIAO Wen-Bo2), CHANG Hong2)   

  1. 1) Neilingding2Futian National Nature Reserve of Guangdong , Shenzhen 510418
    2) School of Life Sciences , Zhongshan University , Guangzhou 510275
  • Received:1998-11-23 Revised:1999-02-03 Online:1999-05-20

The flora and vegetative food resources on Neilingding Island were investigated , and the proportion of edible parts of about 200 species was determined. The results show : (1) There are about 200 species as food resources for Macaca mulatta in the Island , and the edible pares are mainly leaves and fruits ; (2) the M. mulatta’s habitats are mainly the broad2leaved forests and bushlands ; (3) the plant species as its food resources are mainly tropical or tropical-subtropical elements , which is the characteristic and (4) it is estimated that the maximum number of M. mulatta population is 820~1640 (mean 1230) of the vegetation and the optimal number is about 743~1485 (mean 1114) . The population in this number consumes about 10 %~ 20 % of the of high quality food resources.

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