Weight Gains and Sequence of Dental Eruptions in Infant Owl Monkeys (Aotus trivirgatus)
Data on the growth and development of infant owl monkeys (Aotus trivirgatus) are minimal. The average birth weight and body lengths of 13 newborn owl monkeys have been published (Elliott, Sehgal, and Chalifoux, 1976), but data on weight gains of infant owl monkeys are not available. Monitoring body weight is, in our experience, the simplest method for evaluating the health and development of infant Aotus. Failure to make expected weight gains during maternal dependence is particularly critical, and may indicate that medical treatment of infant or maternal disease is necessary.
KeywordsSquirrel Monkey Deciduous Tooth Permanent Tooth Average Birth Weight Maxillary Tooth
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