International Journal of Primatology

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 353–379

Distribution and Forest Utilization of Saguinus and Other Primates of the Pando Department, Northern Bolivia

  • Hannah M. Buchanan-Smith
  • Scott M. Hardie
  • Carolina Caceres
  • Mark J. Prescott


We carried out a 4-month census of primates in the Pando Department of northern Bolivia with special emphasis on Saguinus species. Contrary to a previous report by Izawa and Bejarano (1981), there was no evidence for the presence of the two populations of Saguinus mystax that they reported, or that Lagothrix occurs in the Pando. In addition, we found the distribution of Saguinus imperator to be more restricted than they suggested. We confirm the presence of Cebuella south of the Río Tahuamanu (cf. Brown and Rumiz, 1986) and report two new locations for Callimico goeldii. We present data on group sizes, habitat utilization, and locomotor behavior of the primates and compare them with previous studies in the Pando. Differences in body size, diet, foraging techniques, and vertical use of the forest appear to be key factors in both sympatry and in the formation of polyspecific associations.

Callimico tamarins polyspecific associations vertical stratification locomotion geographic distributions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hannah M. Buchanan-Smith
    • 1
  • Scott M. Hardie
    • 1
    • 2
  • Carolina Caceres
    • 3
  • Mark J. Prescott
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Scottish Primate Research Group, Department of PsychologyUniversity of StirlingStirlingScotland
  2. 2.Division of PsychologyUniversity of Abertay DundeeMarketgait HouseScotland
  3. 3.Sección Mastozoologia, Colección Boliviana de FaunaMuseo Nacional de Historia Natural, CasillaLa PazBolivia
  4. 4.Department of Agriculture/Equine, Animal Studies and HorticultureSparsholt College Hampshire, Sparsholt, WinchesterHampshireEngland

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