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This will be the first time a volume will be compiled focusing on South American monkeys as models to address and test critical issues in the study of nonhuman primates. In addition, the volume will serve an important compliment to the book on Mesoamerican primates recently published in the series under the DIPR book series. The book will be of interest to a broad range of scientists in various disciplines, ranging from primatology, to animal behavior, animal ecology, conservation biology, veterinary science, animal husbandry, anthropology, and natural resource management. Moreover, although the volume will highlight South American primates, chapters will not simply review particular taxa or topics. Rather the focus of each chapter is to examine the nature and range of primate responses to changes in their ecological and social environments, and to use data on South American monkeys to address critical theoretical questions in the study of primate behavior, ecology, and conservation. Thus, we anticipate that the volume will be widely read by a broad range of students and researchers interested in prosimians, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, apes, humans, as well as animal behavior and tropical biology.

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"More than 40 scientists from wide-ranging fields … address comparative perspectives and approaches in the study of the large and diverse radiation of South American primates. … this book is a triumph in providing a crucial summary of the existing and imminent challenges facing the research and conservation of South American primates and their habitats. An important addition for advanced scholars of primatology and related fields. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students and above." (R. A. Delgado, Choice, Vol. 46 (10), June, 2009)

“The compendium of papers compiled by over 40 scientists, many prominent leaders in their field and/or South American natives, will undoubtedly guide future studies on South American primates. South American primates is divided into five sub-sections, each of which is described in Garber and Estrada's introductory chapter for the more … reader.” (Nicole D. Gross Camp, Ecology, Vol. 91 (1), January, 2010)

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Table of Contents

Part I Introduction

1 Advancing the Study of South American Primates Paul A. Garber Alejandro Estrada 3

Part II Taxonomy, Distribution, Evolution, and Historical Biogeography of South American Primates

2 The Diversity of the New World Primates (Platyrrhini): An Annotated Taxonomy Anthony B. Rylands Russell A. Mittermeier 23

3 Paleogeography of the South Atlantic: a Route for Primates and Rodents into the New World? Felipe Bandoni de Oliveira Eder Cassola Molina Gabriel Marroig 55

4 Platyrrhine Ecophylogenetics in Space and Time Alfred L. Rosenberger Marcelo F. Tejedor Siobhan B. Cooke Stephen Pekar 69

Part III Recent Theoretical Advances in Primate Behavior and Ecology

5 Demographic and Morphological Perspectives on Life History Evolution and Conservation of New World Monkeys Gregory E. Blomquist Martin M. Kowalewski Steven R. Leigh 117

6 Long-Term Field Studies of South American Primates Karen B. Strier Sergio L. Mendes 139

7 Sexual Selection, Female Choice and Mating Systems Patricia Izar Anita Stone Sarah Carnegie Erica S. Nakai 157

8 The Reproductive Ecology of South American Primates: Ecological Adaptations in Ovulation and Conception Toni E. Ziegler Karen B. Strier Sarie Van Belle 191

9 Genetic Approaches to the Study of Dispersal and Kinship in New World Primates Anthony Di Fiore 211

10 Predation Risk and Antipredator Strategies Stephen F. Ferrari 251

11 Mechanical and Nutritional Properties of Food as Factors in Platyrrhine Dietary Adaptations Marilyn A. Norconk Barth W. Wright Nancy L. Conklin-Brittain Christopher J. Vinyard 279

12 Neutral and Niche Perspectives and the Role of Primates as Seed Dispersers: A Case Study from RioParatari, Brazil Kevina Vulinec Joanna E. Lambert 321

13 The Use of Vocal Communication in Keeping the Spatial Cohesion of Groups: Intentionality and Specific Functions Rogerio Grassetto Teixeira da Cunha Richard W. Byrne 341

14 Primate Cognition: Integrating Social and Ecological Information in Decision-Making Paul A. Garber Julio Cesar Bicca-Marques Maria Aparecida de O. Azevedo-Lopes 365

Part IV Conservation and Management of South American Primates

15 Impacts of Subsistence Game Hunting on Amazonian Primates Benoit de Thoisy Cecile Richard-Hansen Carlos A. Peres 389

16 Primate Densities in the Atlantic Forest of Southeast Brazil: The Role of Habitat Quality and Anthropogenic Disturbance Naiara Pinto Jesse Lasky Rafael Bueno Timothy H. Keitt Mauro Galetti 413

17 Ecological and Anthropogenic Influences on Patterns of Parasitism in Free-Ranging Primates: A Meta-analysis of the Genus Alouatta Martin M. Kowalewski Thomas R. Gillespie 433

18 Primate Conservation in South America: The Human and Ecological Dimensions of the Problem Alejandro Estrada 463

Part V Concluding Chapter

19 Comparative Perspectives in the Study of South American Primates: Research Priorities and Conservation Imperatives Alejandro Estrada Paul A. Garber 509

Author Index 533

Subject Index 547

Taxonomic Index 553

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