Platyrrhine Sensory Systems
Platyrrhini – primate suborder that includes all New World or Neotropical monkeys (primates naturally found in the Americas from northern Mexico to southern Brazil and northeastern Argentina). There are 173 species of platyrrhines distributed into 21 genera belonging to five families: Cebidae (capuchin monkeys and squirrel monkeys), Callitrichidae (marmosets, tamarins, and Goeldi’s monkeys), Aotidae (owl monkeys), Pitheciidae (titi monkeys, saki monkeys, cuxius, and uakaries), and Atelidae (howler monkeys, spider monkeys, woolly monkeys, and muriquis).
Sensory systems play an essential role in an organism’s perception of its surroundings, including the physical and chemical properties of its habitat as well as its conspecifics (individuals of its own species) and those individuals of other interacting species. In the case of primates (prosimians, New...
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