, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 96–98

Physical growth and brain development of captive-bred male and female squirrel monkeys,Saimiri sciureus

  • S. L. Manocha

DOI: 10.1007/BF01917901

Cite this article as:
Manocha, S.L. Experientia (1979) 35: 96. doi:10.1007/BF01917901


The physical growth and brain development of the captive bred male and female squirrel monkeys have shown that the male grows at a significantly faster rate with respect to these parameters in the postnatal life, starting from preweaning stage as compared to the female infant. During the prenatal life the male and the female fetuses grow at similar rates and show comparable brain development as indicated by its weight.

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. L. Manocha
    • 1
  1. 1.Yerkes Primate Research CenterEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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