South American Primates

Comparative Perspectives in the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation

ISBN: 978-0-387-78704-6 (Print) 978-0-387-78705-3 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVI

  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-19

      Advancing the Study of South American Primates

  3. Taxonomy, Distribution, Evolution, and Historical Biogeography of South American Primates

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 21-21

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      Chapter

      Pages 23-54

      The Diversity of the New World Primates (Platyrrhini): An Annotated Taxonomy

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      Pages 55-68

      Paleogeography of the South Atlantic: a Route for Primates and Rodents into the New World?

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      Pages 69-113

      Platyrrhine Ecophylogenetics in Space and Time

  4. Recent Theoretical Advances in Primate Behavior and Ecology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 115-115

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      Pages 117-138

      Demographic and Morphological Perspectives on Life History Evolution and Conservation of New World Monkeys

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      Pages 139-155

      Long-Term Field Studies of South American Primates

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      Pages 157-189

      Sexual Selection, Female Choice and Mating Systems

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      Pages 191-210

      The Reproductive Ecology of South American Primates: Ecological Adaptations in Ovulation and Conception

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      Pages 211-250

      Genetic Approaches to the Study of Dispersal and Kinship in New World Primates

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      Pages 251-277

      Predation Risk and Antipredator Strategies

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      Pages 279-319

      Mechanical and Nutritional Properties of Food as Factors in Platyrrhine Dietary Adaptations

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      Chapter

      Pages 321-340

      Neutral and Niche Perspectives and the Role of Primates as Seed Dispersers: A Case Study from Rio Paratari, Brazil

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      Chapter

      Pages 341-363

      The Use of Vocal Communication in Keeping the Spatial Cohesion of Groups: Intentionality and Specific Functions

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      Chapter

      Pages 365-385

      Primate Cognition: Integrating Social and Ecological Information in Decision-Making

  5. Conservation and Management of South American Primates

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 387-387

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      Chapter

      Pages 389-412

      Impacts of Subsistence Game Hunting on Amazonian Primates

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      Pages 413-431

      Primate Densities in the Atlantic Forest of~Southeast Brazil: The Role of Habitat Quality and Anthropogenic Disturbance

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      Chapter

      Pages 433-461

      Ecological and Anthropogenic Influences on Patterns of Parasitism in Free-Ranging Primates: A Meta-analysis of the Genus Alouatta

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      Pages 463-505

      Primate Conservation in South America: The~Human and Ecological Dimensions of the Problem

  6. Concluding Chapter

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 507-507

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      Chapter

      Pages 509-531

      Comparative Perspectives in the Study of South American Primates: Research Priorities and Conservation Imperatives

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 533-569