Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

Howler Monkeys

Adaptive Radiation, Systematics, and Morphology

Editors: Kowalewski, M.M., Garber, P.A., Cortes-Ortiz, L., Urbani, B., Youlatos, D. (Eds.)

  • Provides new and original empirical and theoretical research on howler monkeys
  • Examines specific behavioral and physiological mechanisms that enable howler monkeys to exploit highly disturbed and fragmented habitats
  • Presents evolutionary and adaptive explanations for the ecological success of howler monkeys
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Howler monkeys (genus Alouatta) comprise 12 species of leaf-eating New World monkeys that range from southern Mexico through northern Argentina. This genus is the most widespread of any New World primate and can be found to inhabit a range of forest types from undisturbed rainforest to severely anthropogenically-impacted forest fragments. Although there have been many studies on individual species of howler monkeys, this book is the first comprehensive volume that places information on howler behavior and biology within a theoretical framework of ecological and social adaptability. This is the first of two companion volumes devoted to the genus Alouatta.

This volume:

·         Provides new and original empirical and theoretical research on howler monkeys

·         Presents evolutionary and adaptive explanations for the ecological success of howler monkeys

·          Examines howler behavior and ecology within a comparative framework

These goals are achieved in a collection of chapters written by a distinguished group of scientists on the evolutionary history, paleontology, taxonomy, genetics, morphology, physiology, and anatomy of howlers. The volume also contains chapters on howlers as vectors of infectious diseases, ethnoprimatology, and conservation.

Reviews

“Howler monkeys are among the best studied and most successful adaptive radiations of Neotropical primates. … This volume … exemplifies that approach by focusing on howler monkeys’ evolution and morphology, and changing views of their systematics. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty.” (L. K. Sheeran, Choice, Vol. 52 (11), July, 20115)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Why Is It Important to Continue Studying the Anatomy, Physiology, Sensory Ecology, and Evolution of Howler Monkeys?

    Kowalewski, Martín M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Fossil Alouattines and the Origins of Alouatta: Craniodental Diversity and Interrelationships

    Rosenberger, Alfred L. (et al.)

    Pages 21-54

  • The Taxonomy of Howler Monkeys: Integrating Old and New Knowledge from Morphological and Genetic Studies

    Cortés-Ortiz, Liliana (et al.)

    Pages 55-84

  • Cytogenetics of Howler Monkeys

    Mudry, Marta D. (et al.)

    Pages 85-105

  • Hybridization in Howler Monkeys: Current Understanding and Future Directions

    Cortés-Ortiz, Liliana (et al.)

    Pages 107-131

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Howler Monkeys
Book Subtitle
Adaptive Radiation, Systematics, and Morphology
Editors
  • Martín M. Kowalewski
  • Paul A. Garber
  • Liliana Cortes-Ortiz
  • Bernardo Urbani
  • Dionisios Youlatos
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-1957-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-1957-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1956-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4299-2
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 425
Number of Illustrations and Tables
47 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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