ISBN-10:
0131914707
ISBN-13:
9780131914704
Pub. Date:
10/25/2006
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
The Behavioral Ecology of Callimicas and Tamarins in Northwestern Bolivia / Edition 1

The Behavioral Ecology of Callimicas and Tamarins in Northwestern Bolivia / Edition 1

by Leila M. Porter

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The Behavioral Ecology of Callimicas and Tamarins in Northwestern Bolivia / Edition 1

The Behavioral Ecology of Callimicos and Tamarins in Northwestern Bolivia offers students a scholary and relevant study of these rainforest dwellers.

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ISBN-13: 9780131914704
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/25/2006
Series: Primate Field Studies
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Leila M. Porter is a biological anthropologist with particular interest in primate behavior and ecology. Her research focuses on South American monkeys, particularly the small-bodied tamarins, marmosets, and callimicos. She has studied diet, habitat use, and parental care, and is interested in the evolution of social behavior among primates. Professor Porter has on-going field research in the tropics of Bolivia, and is also involved in conservation efforts in this region.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Elusive Callimicos
Callimico Taxonomy
Distribution, Behavior, and Ecology of the Callitrichids
Chapter 2 The General Research Plan: A Comparative Study
of Callimicos, Saddle-back Tamarins,
and Red-bellied Tamarins
Study Species
Study Area
Trail System
Study Groups
Chapter 3Fungi and the Dietary Niche of Callimicos
Methodology
Behavioral Observations
Diet Overlap
Monitoring Plants, Fungi, and Arthropods
Results
Overall Diet
Fungi

Nectar
Fruits Exudates Arthropods Vertebrates
Vertical Stratification: Height Class Use
Diet Overlap
Feeding Competition
Discussion
Chapter 4 Habitat Use and Activity Budgets
Habitat Specialization
Activity Budgets
Methodology
Analyses
Results
Home Range Size and Density
Sleeping Sites
Activity Period
General Activity Budget
Changes in Callimico Activity by Season
Locomotion
Callimico Substrate Use
Height Class Use
Microhabitat Use
Seasonal Changes in Microhabitat Use
Discussion
Chapter 5 Polyspecific Associations
Potential Costs and Benefits of Polyspecific Associations
Methodology
Analyses
Results
Patterns of Associations Between Callimicos and Tamarins
Effects of Polyspecific Associations on the Behavior of Callimicos
Discussion
Chapter 6 Social Organization and Reproductive Strategies
of Callimicos
Overview of the Social Organization of Callitrichids
Methodology
Results
Breeding Females
Breeding Males
Predation and Dispersal
Birth Season
Interbirth Interval
Infant Development Communal Care
Mortality
Discussion
Male Reproductive Strategies
Female Reproductive Strategies
Infant Care
Benefits of Allocare to Caregivers
Why Don't Callimicos Twin?
Chapter 7 Conservation
Conservation Status of Callimicos
Speciation
Population Density
Geographic Range
Habitat Requirements
Reproduction
Interspecific Competition
Role of Callimicos in their Ecosystem
People and Forests in the Department of the Pando
Future Conservation in the Department of the Pando
Chapter 8 Summary
Diet
Habitat Use
Reproductive Strategies
Social Organization
Callimicos and the Adaptive Radiation of Callitrichids
Conservation

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