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Aotus: The Owl Monkey

Out of Print

Edited By: JF Baer, RE Weller and I Kakoma

374 pages, Figures

Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #35042 | ISBN: 0120724057
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Comprehensive treatment of Aotus, the nocturnal New World owl monkeys found in tropical forests from Nicaragua to Argentina. Covers taxonomy and distribution, populations and conservation, behaviour and ecology, and reproductive physiology.

The main purpose of this book is to bring together in one volume a diverse body of information about the owl monkey. One of the books great strengths is that it accomplishes this goal so well. --Stephanie W. Krasnow, in ASLAP NEWSLETTER The book is clearly written and well-edited overall. --Mary V. Ashley in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY


Taxonomy and distribution of the owl monkey; owl monkey populations in Latin America - field work and conservation; the behaviour and ecology of the owl monkey; reproductive physiology of the owl monkey; husbandry and medical management of the captive owl monkey; handrearing the owl monkey; infectious and noninfectious diseases of owl monkeys; the owl monkey as a model for malaria; the owl monkey in oncogenic virus research; ophthalmologic research in the owl monkey; the functional organization of visual cortex in owl monkeys; the organization of sensory and motor cortex in owl monkeys.

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