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Throat-Rubbing in Red Howler Monkeys (Alouatta Seniculus)

  • Ranka Sekulic
  • John F. Eisenberg

Abstract

Olfactory communication in New World primates may be more developed than in most Old World monkeys and apes (Epple and Lorenz, 1967; Eisenberg, 1977). All the New World genera have glands in the sternal and/or gular region. The purpose of this paper is to describe throat-rubbing in wild red howler monkeys (Alouatta seniculus).

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World Monkey Spider Monkey Lion Tamarin Titi Monkey Solitary Female 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ranka Sekulic
    • 1
  • John F. Eisenberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.National Zoological ParkSmithsonian InstitutionUSA

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