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Adaptive Radiations Of Neotropical Primates

Author : Marilyn A. Norconk
ISBN : 9781441987709
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This collection of 29 papers grew out of a symposium entitled "Setting the Future Agenda for Neotropical Primates. " The symposium was held at the Department of Zoo logical Research, National Zoological Park, Washington D. C. , on February 26-27, 1994, and was sponsored by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Smith sonian Institution, and Friends of the National Zoo. We put the symposium together with two objectives: to honor Warren G. Kinzey for his contributions to the growing field of platyrrhine studies and to provide researchers who work in the Neotropics with the oppor tunity to discuss recent developments, to identify areas of research that require additional study, and especially to help guide the next generation of researchers. The symposium provided the opportunity to recognize Warren as a mentor and col laborator to the contribution of the study of platyrrhines. Contributions to the book were expanded in order to provide a more comprehensive view of platyrrhine evolution and ecology, to emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of many of these studies, and to high light the central role that New World monkeys play in advancing primatology. If this vol ume were to require major revisions after just one more decade of research, that would be a fitting testament to Warren's enthusiasm and his drive to continually update the field with new ideas and methods. Tributes to Warren and a list of his publications have been published elsewhere (Norconk, 1994, 1996; Rosenberger 1994, 1995).

Neotropical Primates

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Neotropical Primates

Author : Paul G. Heltne
ISBN : NAP:13214
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Adaptive Radiations Of Neotropical Primates

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Reproduction In New World Primates

Author : J.P. Hearn
ISBN : 9789400973220
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The New World primates are becoming widely used in scientific and medical work in fields from anthropology to zoology, behaviour to urology. They have unique attributes for studies in cancer, infectious diseases, genetics, virology and reproduction. However, it is only now that their reproductive physiology is being clarified in any depth and this book is a first synthesis of that knowledge. The nine authors involved in this project have presented an up to date account of the major New World species used in biological and medical science. In addition to their distribution and conservation in the wild, essential biological data from laboratory studies are presented on reproductive cycles, gestation length, seasonal breeding, puberty and other factors. The major applications of these species in research are explored. Whenever possible, research workers should steer away from using endangered species in their studies. The New World monkeys used in research in any numbers are still fairly common ~n the wild, yet their greatest advantages are ~n their smalle size and high fecundity. This makes possible the establishment of self sustaining captive breeding colonies at a fraction of the time and cost necessary for the more conventional Old World laboratory primates. Consequently the drain on wild stocks need not be extensive as only breeding nuclei should be necessary.

Neuweltprimaten Band 2 Kapuzineraffen Bis Spinnenaffen

Author : Michael Schröpel
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Mit dem vorliegenden 2. Band einer umfassenden Darstellung der süd- und mittelamerikanischen Primaten - der Neuweltaffen - in deutscher Sprache wird an die im 1. Band behandelten Krallenaffen angeschlossen und das Bild abgerundet. So sollen hier mit diesem Buch ein Überblick über den derzeitigen Kenntnisstand auf diesem Spezialgebiet der Primatologie gegeben und die heute bekannten Arten der Neuweltaffen in Wort und Bild vorgestellt werden. In dieser Form umfassend, vor allem mit den im letzten Jahrzehnt neu entdeckten oder beschriebenen Arten, gab es bisher keine Monographie in deutscher Sprache. Es wird über die Stammesgeschichte, die Verbreitung, die Nahrung, den Lebensraum und die Wohngebiete sowie über die soziale Organisation dieser Affen berichtet. Auch die Fortpflanzung und die Jungenaufzucht werden vorgestellt. Den einzelnen Familien, Gattungen und Arten der Neuweltprimaten wird je nach Umfang der bisherigen wissenschaftlichen Kenntnisse möglichst umfassend im Band 2 Raum gewidmet. bei manchen Arten sind diese Kenntnisse allerdings noch recht lückenhaft. Die Beschreibungen reichen von den Kapuzineraffen über die Totenkopfaffen, Nachtaffen, Springaffen, Schweifaffen und Uakaris bis zu den Brüllaffen, Klammeraffen, Wollaffen und Spinnenaffen. Alle Arten und einige Unterarten werden darüber hinaus in gezeichneten farbigen Bildtafeln dargestellt.

Evolutionary Biology And Conservation Of Titis Sakis And Uacaris

Author : Adrian A. Barnett
ISBN : 9780521881586
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The first detailed collation of the evolution, ecology and conservation of some of South America's least-known, and most endangered, primates.

Species And Subspecies Of Neotropical Primates Conservation Status According To The Mace Lande System And Distribution By Country And Region

Author : Anthony B. Rylands
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Ecology And Behavior Of Neotropical Primates

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The Psychological Well Being Of Nonhuman Primates

Author : National Research Council
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A 1985 amendment to the Animal Welfare Act requires those who keep nonhuman primates to develop and follow appropriate plans for promoting the animals' psychological well-being. The amendment, however, provides few specifics. The Psychological Well-Being of Nonhuman Primates recommends practical approaches to meeting those requirements. It focuses on what is known about the psychological needs of primates and makes suggestions for assessing and promoting their well-being. This volume examines the elements of an effective care program--social companionship, opportunities for species-typical activity, housing and sanitation, and daily care routines--and provides a helpful checklist for designing a plan for promoting psychological well-being. The book provides a wealth of specific and useful information about the psychological attributes and needs of the most widely used and exhibited nonhuman primates. Readable and well-organized, it will be welcomed by animal care and use committees, facilities administrators, enforcement inspectors, animal advocates, researchers, veterinarians, and caretakers.

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