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Growth and Development of Infant Squirrel Monkeys during the First Six Months of Life

  • J. N. Kaplan
Part of the Advances in Primatology book series (AIPR)

Abstract

The experiences of several laboratories over the last few years have demonstrated that the squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciure-us) can be bred under a variety of captive conditions and that the offspring can be maintained with little difficulty (Hayes, Fay, Roach and Stare, 1972; Rosenblum, 1972; Taub, Adams and Auerbach, 1977; Kaplan, 1977c). This is particularly significant for the investigator who is interested in reproductive and developmental processes of primates but limited in terms of space and budget. The small size and relatively tractable nature of the squirrel monkey make it an excellent subject for many research objectives.

Keywords

Squirrel Monkey Captive Condition Natural Mother Surrogate Mother Dental Eruption 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. N. Kaplan
    • 1
  1. 1.Developmental Psychobiology ProgramSRI InternationalMenlo ParkUSA

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