Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

Howler Monkeys

Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation

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

  • Examines howler behavior and ecology within a comparative framework
  • Examines behavioral and physiological mechanisms that enable howler monkeys to exploit highly disturbed and fragmented habitats
  • Presents models of howler monkey diet, social organization, and mating systems that can inform researchers studying Old World colobines, apes, and other tropical mammals
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Howler monkeys (genus Alouatta) comprise twelve 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 taxa, 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 to place information on howler behavior and biology within a theoretical framework of ecological and social adaptability. This is the second of two volumes devoted to the genus Alouatta.

This volume:

·         Examines behavioral and physiological mechanisms that enable howler monkeys to exploit highly disturbed and fragmented habitats

·         Presents models of howler monkey diet, social organization, and mating systems that can also inform researchers studying Old World colobines, apes, and other tropical mammals

These goals are achieved in a collection of chapters written by a distinguished group of scientists on the feeding ecology, behavior, mating strategies, and management and conservation of howlers. This book also contains chapters on the howler microbiome, the concept of behavioral variability, sexual selection, and the role of primates in forest regeneration.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Why Is It Important to Continue Studying the Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Management of Howler Monkeys?

    Kowalewski, Martín M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Diets of Howler Monkeys

    Dias, Pedro Américo D. (et al.)

    Pages 21-56

  • Insights into Reproductive Strategies and Sexual Selection in Howler Monkeys

    Belle, Sarie (et al.)

    Pages 57-84

  • Evidence of Alternative Dietary Syndromes and Nutritional Goals in the Genus Alouatta

    Garber, Paul A. (et al.)

    Pages 85-109

  • Seed Dispersal by Howler Monkeys: Current Knowledge, Conservation Implications, and Future Directions

    Arroyo-Rodríguez, Víctor (et al.)

    Pages 111-139

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eBook $189.00
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-1959-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-5603-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Howler Monkeys
Book Subtitle
Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation
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
978-1-4939-1960-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-1960-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1959-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5603-6
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 440
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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