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Adaptive Radiations of Neotropical Primates

Proceedings of a conference on Neotropical Primates: Setting the Future Research Agenda held in Washington, D.C., February 26-27, 1995

Norconk, Marilyn, Rosenberger, Alfred L., Garber, Paul A. (Eds.)

1996, XIII, 555 p.

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This collection of 29 papers grew out of a symposium entitled "Setting the Future Agenda for Neotropical Primates. " The symposium was held at the Department of Zoo­ logical Research, National Zoological Park, Washington D. C. , on February 26-27, 1994, and was sponsored by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Smith­ sonian Institution, and Friends of the National Zoo. We put the symposium together with two objectives: to honor Warren G. Kinzey for his contributions to the growing field of platyrrhine studies and to provide researchers who work in the Neotropics with the oppor­ tunity to discuss recent developments, to identify areas of research that require additional study, and especially to help guide the next generation of researchers. The symposium provided the opportunity to recognize Warren as a mentor and col­ laborator to the contribution of the study of platyrrhines. Contributions to the book were expanded in order to provide a more comprehensive view of platyrrhine evolution and ecology, to emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of many of these studies, and to high­ light the central role that New World monkeys play in advancing primatology. If this vol­ ume were to require major revisions after just one more decade of research, that would be a fitting testament to Warren's enthusiasm and his drive to continually update the field with new ideas and methods. Tributes to Warren and a list of his publications have been published elsewhere (Norconk, 1994, 1996; Rosenberger 1994, 1995).

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Adaptation - Seen - adaptive Radiation - ecology - evolution - monkeys - morphology - primates - primatology

Related subjects » Animal Sciences - Anthropology & Archaeology - Ecology - Evolutionary & Developmental Biology

Table of contents 

Problems of Platyrhine Taxonomy and Distribution. Molecules, Morphology and Platyrrhine Systematics; H. Schneider, A.L. Rosenberger. Primates of the Atlantic Forest: Origin, Distributions, Endemism and Communities; A. Rylands, et al. Evolutionary Perspectives on the Marmosets and Tamarins (Saguinus, Callithrix, Cebuella, Leontopithecus, Callimico). P.A Garber, A.L. Rosenberger. The Other Side of Callitrichid Gummivory: Digestibility and Nutritional Value; M.L. Power. Locomotion of Golden Lion Tamarins (Leontopithecus Rosalia): The Effects of Foraging Adaptations and Substrate Characteristics on Locomotor Behavior; B. Stafford, et al. Update on Cebine Evolution (Cebus, Saimiri). L. Fedigan, et al. Species Definition and Differentiation as Seen in the Postcranial Skeleton of Cebus; S. Ford, D.M. Hobbs. New Perspectives on the Pithecines (Pithecia, Cacajao, Chiropotes, Callicebus, Aotus). A.L. Rosenberger, M.A. Norconk. The Evolution of Positional Behavior in the Saki-Uakaris (Pithecia, Chiropotes, and Cacajao); S.E. Walker. Rethinking Ateline Evolution (Alouatta, Ateles, Brachyteles, Lagothrix). W.C. Hartwig, et al. Dental Microwear and Diet in a Wild Population of Mantled Howling Monkeys (Alouatta palliata); M. Teaford, K. Glander. 21 Additional Articles. Index.

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