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Title The woolly monkey : behavior, ecology, systematics, and captive research / edited by Thomas R. Defler, Pablo R. Stevenson
Published New York, NY : Springer, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (x, 302 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects ; 39
Developments in primatology ; 39
Contents Part I: Introduction -- Chapter 1. Introduction: Studying Woolly Monkeys -- Part II: Systematics and Taxonomy -- Chapter 2. Coat Color is not an Indicator of Subspecies Identity in Colombian Woolly Monkeys -- Chapter 3. Colombian Lagothrix: Analysis of their Phenotypes and Taxonomy -- Part III: Ex Situ Research -- Chapter 4. Behavior and Husbandry of a Captive Group of Woolly Monkeys: A Case Study -- Chapter 5. Clinical Experience and Diseases of the Woolly Monkey -- Chapter 6. Recent Advances in Woolly Monkey Nutrition -- Chapter 7. Effects of Housing Conditions and Diet on the Behavior of Captive Woolly Monkeys -- Part IV. In Situ Ecology and Behavior -- Chapter 8. Life History, Behavior and Development of Wild Immature Lowland Woolly Monkeys (Lagothrix poeppigii) in Amazonian Ecuador -- Chapter 9. Seed Dispersal by Woolly Monkeys (Lagothrix lagothricha) at Caparu Biological Station, Colombia: Quantitative Description and Qualitative Analysis -- Chapter 10. Ranging Behavior, Daily Path Lengths, Diet and Habitat USe of Yellow Tailed Woolly Monkeys (Oreonax flavicauda) at La Esperanza, Peru -- Chapter 11 -- Vocal Communication in Woolly Monkeys (Lagothrix lagotricha lugens) at Cueva de los Guacharos National Park, Colombia -- Chapter 12. Potential Determinants of the Abundance of Wolly Monkeys in Neotropical Forests -- Chapter 13. Behavior Ecology and Inter-individual Distance of Woolly Monkeys (Lagothrix lagothricha) in Rainforest Fragment in Colombia -- Part V. Conservation -- 14. Notes on the Behavior of Captive and Released Woolly Monkeys (Lagothrix lagothricha): Reintroduction as a Conservation Strategy in Colombian Southern Amazon -- 15. Population Viability Analysis of Woolly Monkeys in Western Amazonia -- 16. Yellow Tailed Woolly Monkey (Oreonax flavicauda): Conservation Status, Anthropogenic Threats and Conservation Initiatives
Summary Woolly monkeys are large, attractive and widespread primates found throughout many parts of the Amazon basin. It is only in the last twenty-five years or so that long-term studies of woollies in their forest habitat have been successful; they have not generally been successfully kept in captivity. But now, especially because of their size, these creatures are pressed on all sides by bush meat hunters and forest fragmentation. Their future is becoming critically precarious and the editors feel that it is time to showcase these animals with a full book. The editors draw together a number of recen
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed June 10, 2014)
Subject Woolly monkeys.
Form Electronic book
Author Defler, Thomas Richard, editor
Stevenson, Pablo R., editor
ISBN 9781493906970 (electronic bk.)
1493906976 (electronic bk.)
1493906968 (print)
9781493906963 (print)