Although sifakas have morphological specializations for folivory (e.g., long gastrointestinal tract, enlarged cecum) and long gastrointestinal transit time (Campbell et al., 2000, 2004), both western and eastern sifakas actually have a quite varied diet (only in the dry season does foliage truly dominate the diet). The diet of eastern sifakas includes high proportions of foliage, fruits, seeds, and buds/flowers (Table 2). P. edwardsi has the most equitable diet, with relatively equal amounts of foliage, fruits, and seeds. P. diadema at Mantadia and Tsinjoarivo are more folivorous, with 45-55% of feeding time devoted to leaves.
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