Aotus: the Owl Monkey by Janet F. Baer

By Janet F. Baer

This e-book is the 1st finished therapy of Aotus, the nocturnal New global owl monkeys frequently utilized in behavioral and biomedical stories. present in tropical forests from Nicaragua to Argentina, owl monkeys were utilized in laboratories as version organisms for stories of ailments like malaria, and numerous types of melanoma, in addition to stories of reproductive body structure and neuroanatomical constitution and serve as. those and different fresh reviews of this attention-grabbing primate are incorporated during this new quantity. because the in basic terms publication committed completely to owl monkeys, this quantity is a useful addition to the library of a person drawn to primate biology, evolution, ecology, and behaviour.

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T h u s , M a a n d h e r col­ l e a g u e s p r e d i c t t h a t t h e actual diploid n u m b e r of A. brumbacki m a y b e 2n = 48, 49, 50. This situation w o u l d t h e n directly parallel t h a t f o u n d in the northern Colombian/Panamanian populations. Since t h e v a r i o u s g r a y - n e c k e d p o p u l a t i o n s c o n s i d e r e d species b y H e r s h ­ kovitz (1983) are all allopatric at p r e s e n t , t h e r e is n o direct e v i d e n c e t h a t a n y of t h e a d d i t i o n a l fusion or fission e v e n t s characterizing t h e m w o u l d c a u s e r e p r o d u c t i v e isolation.

Boliviensis (Pieczarka a n d N a g a m a c h i , 1988). A l t h o u g h Pieczarka a n d N a g a m a c h i s u g g e s t t h a t t h e k a r y o t y p e s of A. a. boliviensis a n d A. infulatus are m o r e like each o t h e r t h a n either is like t h a t of t h e m o s t s o u t h e r n p o p u l a t i o n , A. a. azarae, in fact, all t h r e e a r e I Taxonomy and Distribution of the Owl Monkey 39 a l m o s t identical, a n d t h e r e is n o t h i n g in t h e original d e s c r i p t i o n of t h e k a r y o t y p e of A.

Azarae boliviensis VII I Μ 2N F 55, 56 (both sexes) 52, 53, 54 (both sexes) 50 50 ? 46, 47, 48 (both sexes) 46 46 52 51 54 54 54 54 Populations' FN Aero. Meta/Submeta. Y 62 44, 46 9, 8 Μ 62 38, 40, 42 12, 11, 10 Μ 58 10 38 A ? ? 60 60 66 72 72 16 34 32 32 ? 28 16 20 20 ? M-50% A-50% A-100% Y/auto'' Μ A ? ? XII? 49 49 50 50 61/60? 35,36? 61/60? 35,36? 13,12 13,12 Y/auto, SM Y/auto, A VI 49 50 61/60? 35,36? 13,12 Y/auto, SM ' d 1 a Taxonomy according to Hershkovitz (1983; see text). , K-II; IN = diploid chromo­ some number (males and females separately); FN = fundamental number; Aero.

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