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The Smallest Anthropoids

Series: Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

Edited By: Susan M Ford, Leila M Porter and Lesa C Davis

486 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Oct 2009 | #181183 | ISBN-13: 9781441902924
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This volume represents a comprehensive examination of the newly recognized callimico/marmoset clade, which includes the smallest anthropoid primates on earth. It will explore these diminutive primates in their entirety, with sections on phylogeny, taxonomy and functional anatomy, behavioral ecology, reproductive physiology, as well as address critical conservation issues and the need for conservation action. The topics specifically selected for this volume are pivotal for understanding the evolutionary adaptations and divergence of any primate group, and especially one as diverse and curious as this. The discoveries of new taxa over the last fifteen years along with new genetic data have transformed this group from three genera (one with only a distant relationship to the others) and five recognized species, to five closely related genera, comprising at least 22 species.

This volume will be the first to synthesize data on these newly recognized taxa. This volume is an international endeavor, bringing together primary callimico and marmoset researchers from around the globe, including Brazil and the United States as well as Greece, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany. One of the merits of this volume is that it will serve as a readily accessible work that includes the major findings of several key international researchers whose work has not been easily available to English-speaking scholars. In addition, it draws together lab and field researchers, geneticists, anatomists, and behaviorists in an integrated volume that will provide the most detailed and thorough work on either callimicos or marmosets to date. This volume will also provide a timely forum for identifying future avenues of action necessary for more fully understanding and protecting this intriguing primate radiation.

From the reviews: "Provides a timely review and summary of ! anthropoid primates. ! Primatologists in general who want to update their knowledge on callitrichids or specifically on marmosets will find this book very useful. Specialists involved in research on callitrichid biology ! will find specific sections and chapters helpful and informative. Outside the primatological realm anthropologists mammalogists and zoologists will find this book a useful source ! . I consider this book an important contribution to callitrichid biology and hope it will find a wide audience." (Eckhard W. Heymann, Folia Primatologica, Vol. 81 (1), 2010) "This new, comprehensive volume, edited by primatologists Ford (Southern Illinois Univ.), Porter (Northern Illinois Univ.), and Davis (Northeastern Illinois Univ.), brings together 23 chapters by 59 contributors who focus specifically on marmosets and Callimico. ! In addition to the subject index, the volume includes a taxonomic index, which allows the reader to easily find information on genera and species discussed in the book. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals in primatology, biological anthropology, and zoology." (E. J. Sargis, Choice, June, 2010)


Table of Contents: The Smallest Anthropoids: The Marmoset/Callimico Radiation Preface. Susan M Ford, Leila M Porter, Lesa C Davis Ms (with bib) [tables not listed] 5(8) pp, 4 figs SECTION I: PHYLOGENY Section I Introduction Susan M Ford, Leila M Porter, Lesa C Davis 3 pp 1 Molecular phylogenetics of the Callitrichidae with an emphasis on the marmosets and Callimico Liliana Cortes-Ortiz 17(25) pp, 2 figs 2 The systematics and distributions of the marmosets (Callithrix, Callibella, Cebuella, and Mico) and callimico (Callimico) (Callitrichidae, Primates) Anthony B Rylands, Russell A Mittermeier, Adelmar F Coimbra-Filho 30(43) pp, 5 figs 3 The vocal identity of the Callithrix species (Primates, Callitrichidae) Sergio L Mendes, Jacques Marie Edme Vielliard, Paulo De Marco Junior 21(27) pp, 9 figs SECTION II: REPRODUCTIVE, SOCIAL, AND COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR Section II Introduction Leila M Porter, Susan M Ford, Lesa C Davis 3 pp 4 Social behavior of callimicos: mating strategies and infant care Leila Porter, Paul A Garber 17(23) pp, 5 figs 5 Genetic structure within and among populations of the common marmoset, Callithrix jacchus: implications for cooperative breeding Christopher G Faulkes, M F Arruda, M A O Monteiro da Cruz 19(26) pp, 1 fig 6 Mating systems and female-female competition in the common marmosets, Callithrix jacchus Maria Emilia Yamamoto, Maria de Fatima Arruda, Anuska Irene Alencar, Maria Bernardete Cordeiro de Sousa, Arrilton Araujo 17(23) pp, 3 figs 7 Balancing cooperation and competition in callitrichid primates: examining the relative risk of infanticide across species Leslie Digby, Wendy Saltzman 18(28) pp, 1 fig 8 Social hierarchy and dispersal in free-ranging buffy-headed marmosets (Callithrix flaviceps) Stephen Ferrari 12(17) pp, 1 fig 9 Emigration as a reproductive strategy of the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) Maria Bernardete Cordeiro de Sousa, Ana Claudia Sales de Rocha Albuquerque, Maria Emilia Yamamoto, Arrilton Araujo, Maria de Fatima Arruda 18(26) pp, 1 fig 10 Social and physical cognition in marmosets and tamarins Ludwig Huber, Bernhard Voelkl 25(33) pp, 2 figs SECTION III: RANGING BEHAVIOR AND LOCOMOTION Section III Introduction Leila M Porter, Susan M Ford, Lesa C Davis 3 pp 11 Limited dispersal and genetic structure of silvery marmosets (Mico argentatus) in the fragmented landscape of Central Amazonia Evonnildo C Goncalves, Stephen F Ferrari, Paulo E G Coutinho, Elytania V Menezes, Artur Silva, Maria Paula C Schneider 214(19)pp, 1 fig 12 Habitat use and ranging behavior of the silvery marmoset (Mico argentatus) at Caxiuana National Forest (eastern Brazilian Amazonia) Cecilia Veracini 20(27) pp, 7 figs 13 Ranging patterns of Callimico goeldii (callimico) in a mixed species group Jennifer A Rehg 21(28) pp, 4 figs 14 A comparative study of the kinematics of trunk-to-trunk leaping in Callimico goeldii, Callithrix jacchus, and Cebuella pygmaea Paul A Garber, Ana Sallanave, Gregory E Blomquist, Gustl Anzenberger 22(27) pp, 2 figs 15 Locomotion, postures, and habitat use by pygmy marmosets (Cebuella pygmaea) Dionisius Youlatos 21(26) pp, 5 figs SECTION IV: ANATOMY Section IV Introduction Susan M Ford, Leila M Porter, Lesa C Davis 3 pp 16 Mother's little helper? The placenta and its role in intrauterine maternal investment in the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) Julienne Rutherford, Suzette Tardif 30(37) pp, 6 figs 17 Size and shape in callimico and marmoset skulls: allometry and heterochrony in the morphological evolution of small anthropoids Gabriel Marroig, James M Cheverud 19(21) pp, 8 figs 18 Cranial morphology of the dwarf marmoset Callibella in the context of callitrichid variability John M Aguiar, Thomas M Lacher, Jr 30(34) pp, 6 figs 19 The functional significance of jaw-muscle fiber architecture in tree-gouging marmosets Andrea B Taylor, Carolyn M Eng, Fred Anapol, Christopher J Vinyard 15(19) pp, 4 figs 20 The evolutionary morphology of tree gouging in marmosets Christopher J Vinyard, Christine E Wall, Susan H Williams, Amy L Mork, Brooke A Garner, Leonardo Cesar de Oliveira Melo, Monica M Valenca-Montenegro, Yumma Bernardo Maranhao Valle, Maria Adelia Oliveira Monteiro da Cruz, Peter W Lucas, Daniel Schmitt, Andrea B Taylor, William L Hylander 15(19) pp, 5 figs 21 Marmoset postcrania and the skeleton of the dwarf marmoset, Callibella humilis Susan M Ford, Lesa C Davis 27(38) pp, 8 figs SECTION V: CONSERVATION Section V Introduction Leila M Porter, Susan M Ford, Lesa C Davis 2 pp 22 Conservation status of pygmy marmosets (Cebuella pygmaea) in Ecuador Stella de la Torre, Pablo Yepez, Charles Snowdon 18(22) pp, 2 figs 23 Conservation of the marmosets and callimicos Stephen Ferrari 18(23) pp

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Susan M. Ford is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology, and past Director of the Center for Systematic Biology, Southern Illinois University. Leila M. Porter is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University. Lesa C. Davis is Associate Professor of the Department of Anthropology and Special Assistant to the President, Northeastern Illinois University, and Research Associate in the Field Museum of Natural History.

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