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First Field Study of the Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey

  • Mariella Leo Luna (a1)
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After spending five months in Peru on the first field study of this rare monkey, which until 1974 was thought to be extinct (Oryx 13,1), the author believes that habitat destruction is the greatest threat to its survival, and that action to protect it now and provide refuges is urgent.

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Oryx
  • ISSN: 0030-6053
  • EISSN: 1365-3008
  • URL: /core/journals/oryx
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