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Evolutionary Biology and Conservation of Titis, Sakis and Uacaris

Evolutionary Biology and Conservation of Titis, Sakis and Uacaris

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology

Walter C. Hartwig, Adrian A. Barnett, Richard F. Kay, D. Jeffrey Meldrum, Masanaru Takai, Alfred L. Rosenberger, Marcelo F. Tejedor, Wilsea M. B. Figueiredo, Horacio Schneider, Stephen F. Ferrari, Maria L. Harada, José Maria C. Da Silva, José De Sousa E. Silva Júnior, John M. Bates, Rodrigo C. Printes, Leandro Jerusalinsky, Marcelo C. Sousa, Luis Reginaldo R. Rodrigues, André Hirsch, Marilyn A. Norconk, Brian W. Grafton, W. Scott McGraw, Eleonore Z. F. Setz, Liliam P. Pinto, Mark Bowler, Jean-Christophe Vié, Jean P. Boubli, Lesa C. Davis, Suzanne E. Walker-Pacheco, Paul A. Garber, Martin M. Kowalewski, Shawn M. Lehman, Suzanne Palminteri, George Powell, Krista Adamek, Raul Tupayachi, J. Márcio Ayres, Ghillean T. Prance, Bruna M. Bezerra, Nayara De Alcântara Cardoso, Christini Barbosa Caselli, Maria Juliana Ospina Rodríguez, Ricardo R. Santos, Liza M. Veiga, Thomas R. Defler, C. Barton, S. McCann-Wood, P. Puertas, Richard Bodmer, Marcela Oliveira, Helder Queiroz, Júlio César Bicca-Marques, Eckhard W. Heymann, Stefanie Heiduck, Mirjam N. Nadjafzadeh, Erwin Palacios, Adriana Rodríguez, Patricia C. Wright, Tatiana M. Vieira, Sarah A. Boyle, Andrew T. Smith, Wilson R. Spironello, Charles E. Zartman, E. P. Cunningham, A. L. Harrison-Levine, R. G. Norman, Cynthia L. Thompson, L. Tremaine Gregory, Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, Anthony Di Fiore, Ana Gabriela de Luna, Antonio S. Souto, Gareth Jones, Anthony B. Rylands, C. Portillo-Quintero, B. Urbani, Leila Porter, Wynlyn McBride, Janice Chism, Laura Marsh, Jesús Martinez, Hope Matthews, Diego G. Tirira, Marianela Velilla, Rob Wallace, José S. Silva Júnior, Manuella A. De Souza, Ana Luiza K. Albernaz, Marcelo M. Oliveira, J. Becker, A. Baker, T. Frampton, P. K. Pullen, K. L. Bales, S. P. Mendoza, W. A. Mason, J. Valsecchi, R. Bodmer, Marcio Port-Carvalho, Suleima S. B. Silva
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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.

    • First-ever book to collate data on all four genera of pitheciine primates in a single volume
    • Author list embraces nearly every major researcher who has worked with the group, including the late Marcio Ayres, the founding father of pitheciine study
    • This is the first attempt to integrate evolutionary biology, behaviour, biogeography, ecology and conservation of the pitheciines, a little-known group of neotropical monkeys
    • Mixture of topic reviews and current research provides an invaluable body of information for both basic and applied research on the pitheciines
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    • Date Published: May 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521881586
    • length: 420 pages
    • dimensions: 282 x 223 x 24 mm
    • weight: 1.45kg
    • contains: 88 b/w illus. 25 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

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    Part I. Fossil History, Zoogeography and Taxonomy of the Pitheciids:
    1. Pitheciidae and other Platyrrhine seed predators
    2. The misbegotten: long lineages, long branches and the interrelationships of Aotus, Callicebus and the Saki-Uacaris
    3. A molecular phylogeography of the Uacaris (Cacajao)
    4. Taxonomy and geographic distribution of the Pitheciidae
    5. Zoogeography, genetic variation and conservation of the Callicebus personatus group
    Part II:
    6. Morphological and ecological adaptations to seed predation - a primate-wide perspective
    7. Pitheciines: use of time and space
    8. Functional morphology and positional behaviour in the Pitheciini
    9. Male cooperation in Pitheciines: the reproductive costs and benefits to individuals of forming large multimale/multifemale groups
    10. Evolutionary ecology of the pitheciinae: evidence for energetic equivalence or phylogenetically structured environmental variation?
    11. Competition between Pitheciines and large Ara macaws, two specialist seed-eaters
    12. On the distribution of Pitheciine monkeys and Lecythidaceae trees in Amazonia
    Part III. Genus Reviews and Case Studies:
    13. Why we know so little: the challenges of fieldwork on the Pitheciids
    14. Ecology and behaviour of Uacaris (genus Cacajao)
    15. Annual variation in breeding success and changes in population density of Cacajao calvus ucayalii in the Lago Preto Conservation Concession, Peru
    16. Cacajao ouakary in Brazil and Colombia: patterns, puzzles and predictions
    17. Ecology and behaviour of titi monkeys (genus Callicebus)
    18. Costs of foraging in the Southern Bahian Masked Titi Monkey (Callicebus melanochir)
    19. Insectivory and prey foraging techniques in Callicebus - a case study of Callicebus cupreus and a comparison to other pitheciids
    20. Seed eating by Callicebus lugens at Caparú Biological Station, on the lower Apaporis River, Colombian Amazonia
    21. Callicebus in Manu National Park: territory, resources, scent marking and vocalizations
    23. Feeding ecology of Uta Hick's Bearded Saki (Chiropotes utahickae) on a man-made island in southeastern Brazilian Amazonia: seasonal and longitudinal variation
    24. The behavioural ecology of Northern Bearded Sakis (Chiropotes satanas chiropotes) living in forest fragments of Central Brazilian Amazonia
    25. Ecology and behaviour of saki monkeys (genus Pithecia)
    26. Finding the balance: optimizing predator avoidance and food encounters through individual positioning in Pithecia pithecia during travel
    27. Testing models of social behaviour with regard to inter- and intra-troop interactions in free-ranging white-faced sakis
    28. Comparative socioecology of sympatric, free-ranging white-faced and bearded saki monkeys in Suriname: preliminary data
    29. Pair-mate relationships and parenting in Equatorial Saki Monkeys (Pithecia aequatorialis) and Red Titi Monkeys (Callicebus discolor) of Ecuador
    30. Vocal communication in Cacajao, Chiropotes and Pithecia: current knowledge and future directions
    Part IV:
    31. The Guyana Shield: Venezuela and the Guyanas
    32. Pitheciid conservation in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, and Paraguay
    33. Brazil
    34. Pitheciines in captivity: challenges and opportunities, past, present and future
    35. The challenge of living in fragments
    36. Communities and Uacaris: conservation initiatives in Brazil and Peru
    Appendix - country factsheets
    Index.

  • Editors

    Liza M. Veiga, Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil
    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.

    Adrian A. Barnett, Roehampton University, London
    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, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, 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, Kent State University, Ohio
    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.

    Contributors

    Walter C. Hartwig, Adrian A. Barnett, Richard F. Kay, D. Jeffrey Meldrum, Masanaru Takai, Alfred L. Rosenberger, Marcelo F. Tejedor, Wilsea M. B. Figueiredo, Horacio Schneider, Stephen F. Ferrari, Maria L. Harada, José Maria C. Da Silva, José De Sousa E. Silva Júnior, John M. Bates, Rodrigo C. Printes, Leandro Jerusalinsky, Marcelo C. Sousa, Luis Reginaldo R. Rodrigues, André Hirsch, Marilyn A. Norconk, Brian W. Grafton, W. Scott McGraw, Eleonore Z. F. Setz, Liliam P. Pinto, Mark Bowler, Jean-Christophe Vié, Jean P. Boubli, Lesa C. Davis, Suzanne E. Walker-Pacheco, Paul A. Garber, Martin M. Kowalewski, Shawn M. Lehman, Suzanne Palminteri, George Powell, Krista Adamek, Raul Tupayachi, J. Márcio Ayres, Ghillean T. Prance, Bruna M. Bezerra, Nayara De Alcântara Cardoso, Christini Barbosa Caselli, Maria Juliana Ospina Rodríguez, Ricardo R. Santos, Liza M. Veiga, Thomas R. Defler, C. Barton, S. McCann-Wood, P. Puertas, Richard Bodmer, Marcela Oliveira, Helder Queiroz, Júlio César Bicca-Marques, Eckhard W. Heymann, Stefanie Heiduck, Mirjam N. Nadjafzadeh, Erwin Palacios, Adriana Rodríguez, Patricia C. Wright, Tatiana M. Vieira, Sarah A. Boyle, Andrew T. Smith, Wilson R. Spironello, Charles E. Zartman, E. P. Cunningham, A. L. Harrison-Levine, R. G. Norman, Cynthia L. Thompson, L. Tremaine Gregory, Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, Anthony Di Fiore, Ana Gabriela de Luna, Antonio S. Souto, Gareth Jones, Anthony B. Rylands, C. Portillo-Quintero, B. Urbani, Leila Porter, Wynlyn McBride, Janice Chism, Laura Marsh, Jesús Martinez, Hope Matthews, Diego G. Tirira, Marianela Velilla, Rob Wallace, José S. Silva Júnior, Manuella A. De Souza, Ana Luiza K. Albernaz, Marcelo M. Oliveira, J. Becker, A. Baker, T. Frampton, P. K. Pullen, K. L. Bales, S. P. Mendoza, W. A. Mason, J. Valsecchi, R. Bodmer, Marcio Port-Carvalho, Suleima S. B. Silva

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