Evolutionary Biology and Conservation of Titis, Sakis and Uacaris

Evolutionary Biology and Conservation of Titis, Sakis and Uacaris

by Liza M. Veiga
     
 

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The neotropical primate family Pitheciidae consists of four genera Cacajao (uacaris), Callicebus (titis), Chiropotes (bearded sakis) and Pithecia (sakis), whose 40+ species display a range of sizes, social organisations, ecologies and habitats. Few are well known and the future survival of many is threatened, yet pitheciines have been little studied. This book is the…  See more details below

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The neotropical primate family Pitheciidae consists of four genera Cacajao (uacaris), Callicebus (titis), Chiropotes (bearded sakis) and Pithecia (sakis), whose 40+ species display a range of sizes, social organisations, ecologies and habitats. Few are well known and the future survival of many is threatened, yet pitheciines have been little studied. This book is the first to review the biology of this fascinating and diverse group in full. It includes fossil history, reviews of the biology of each genus and, among others, specific treatments of vocalisations and foraging ecology. These studies are integrated into considerations of current status and future conservation requirements on a country-by-country basis for each species. A state-of-the-art summary of current knowledge, Evolutionary Biology and Conservation of Titis, Sakis and Uacaris is a collective effort from all the major researchers currently working on these remarkable animals.

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"This comprehensive volume, with contributions from 101 authors, reviews previous and ongoing research and outlines strategies for future investigations … Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals in primatology and biological anthropology."
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ISBN-13:
9780521881586
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.94(d)

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Adrian Barnett is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Instituto National de Pesquisas da Amazonas in Manaus, Brazil, and at the Centre for Research in Evolutionary and Environmental Anthropology at Roehampton University. He is a tropical biologist whose research focuses on rare, little-known and hard-to-find species and has spent fifteen years studying tropical primates, particularly the conservation and ecology of uacaris.

Liza M. Veiga is a postdoctoral fellow at the Federal University of Pará and the Emílio Goeldi Museum, both in Belém, Brazil. Her research focuses on the conservation biology of the genus Chiropotes, Brazil.

Stephen F. Ferrari is a Professor of Zoology in the Biology department of the Federal University of Sergipe, São Cristovão, Brazil. While his research covers a wide variety of mammalian taxa, he has a particular focus on the primate genera Callicebus and Chiropotes, their ecology and conservation.

Marilyn A. Norconk is Professor of Anthropology at Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA. Her research focuses on behavioral ecology of South American monkeys, particularly feeding ecology and social behaviour of white-faced sakis and bearded sakis in Venezuela and Suriname.

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