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Spider Monkeys: The Biology, Behavior and Ecology of the Genus Ateles

Book Name: Spider Monkeys: The Biology, Behavior and Ecology of the Genus Ateles
Author: Christina J. Campbell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN-10: 0521867509,9780521867504
Year: 2008
Pages: 465
Language: English
File size: 9 MB
File format: PDF

Spider Monkeys: The Biology, Behavior and Ecology of the Genus Ateles Pdf Book Description:

Spider monkeys are among the very widespread New World primate genera, which range from southern Mexico to Bolivia. Though they are common in zoos, spider monkeys are traditionally very hard to examine in the wild, as they’re fast moving, dwell high in the canopy and are nearly always found in tiny subgroups that change in size and makeup through the day. The last decade has witnessed a rise in research being completed with this genus and this publication is an assimilation of both published and previously unpublished research. But while they are frequently regarded as the most”ordinary fighter,” mischievously hanging in their tails, swinging through the trees and drinking fruit, spider monkeys are relatively unstudied in the wild contrasted with several species of Old World monkey, along with other New World genera like capuchin monkeys and howler monkeys.

Truly there are more information regarding most aspects of their social lives of their highly endangered muriqui thanks mostly to the long term studies of Karen Strier, compared to more prevalent and a lot more broadly dispersed spider monkey.Spider monkeys are quickly moving, broad ranging and higher canopy creatures whose social network often means that just a couple of community members could be adopted at any 1 time. Such attributes make the analysis of wild spider monkeys famously difficult, and so are almost certainly the motives supporting the historic dearth of long-term studies of this genus. Nevertheless, the amount of area studies of spider monkeys has exploded during the past ten years. Studies have already been, or are being, performed by researchers in all levels in academia, and possibly most significantly there’s been a rise in the amount of pupils carrying their Ph.D. study at different sites across the spider fighter range. Although natural background studies are still being completed, particularly on these species and populations we understand less about, hypothesis-driven research focusing on many aspects of spider monkey ecology, behaviour, physiology, morphology and development has improved dramatically

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