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Adaptive Radiations of Neotropical Primates

Edited By: MA Norconk, AL Rosenberger and PA Garber

555 pages, Tables, figs, maps.


Hardback | Dec 1996 | #75158 | ISBN: 0306453991
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29 papers which grew from a symposium 'Setting the Future Agenda for Neotropical Primates', Washington, February 1994. Contributions were expanded to provide a more comprehensive view of platyrrhine evolution and ecology, to emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of many of these studies, and to highlight the central role that New World monkeys play in advancing primatology.


Problems of Platyrhine Taxonomy and Distribution. Molecules, Morphology and Platyrrhine Systematics; H. Schneider, A.L. Rosenberger. Primates of the Atlantic Forest: Origin, Distributions, Endemism and Communities; A. Rylands, et al. Evolutionary Perspectives on the Marmosets and Tamarins (Saguinus, Callithrix, Cebuella, Leontopithecus, Callimico). P.A Garber, A.L. Rosenberger. The Other Side of Callitrichid Gummivory: Digestibility and Nutritional Value; M.L. Power. Locomotion of Golden Lion Tamarins (Leontopithecus Rosalia): The Effects of Foraging Adaptations and Substrate Characteristics on Locomotor Behavior; B. Stafford, et al. Update on Cebine Evolution (Cebus, Saimiri). L. Fedigan, et al. Species Definition and Differentiation as Seen in the Postcranial Skeleton of Cebus; S. Ford, D.M. Hobbs. New Perspectives on the Pithecines (Pithecia, Cacajao, Chiropotes, Callicebus, Aotus). A.L. Rosenberger, M.A. Norconk. The Evolution of Positional Behavior in the Saki-Uakaris (Pithecia, Chiropotes, and Cacajao); S.E. Walker. Rethinking Ateline Evolution (Alouatta, Ateles, Brachyteles, Lagothrix). W.C. Hartwig, et al. Dental Microwear and Diet in a Wild Population of Mantled Howling Monkeys (Alouatta palliata); M. Teaford, K. Glander. 21 Additional Articles. Index.

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