Starting with concise accounts for all the marmoset and tamarin monkeys species, this important new book then goes on to review their geographical distributions and taxonomy, along with comparative reviews of vocalizations, scent-marking, mating systems, infant care and development, social organization, and behavior and ecology in the wild. Several of these small-primate species are rare or threatened, and the subjects discussed here are strongly relevant to their management in captivity as well as for understanding natural populations. This is the first volume in several years to review current knowledge of this family, which comprises 52 species and subspecies found in the area from Panama to southern Brazil.
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The volume, with its 15 chapters by 27 authors and its nearly 800 references, constitutes an updated milestone for specialists. * Patrizia Messeri, Universita di Firenze, Italy, Tropical Zoology 9: 1996 * this volume is a much needed update and summary of the large body of work that has been completed in the last 15 years ... This volume is a significant step to consolidating current information and is a must for those who work with callitrichids ... between being used for my own work and being lent to others in my department, the Rylands volume has spent little time sitting idly on my shelf. * Leslie Digby, University of California, Animal Behaviour, 49, 2 * 'Extensively referenced at the end of the book and fully indexed.' Aslib Book Guide, vol. 59, no. 6, June 1994 'Anthony Rylands and his contributors have provided primatology with an updated theme-oriented approach to callitrichid biology which, without doubt, (1) represents an unrivalled comparative synthesis of our understanding of the systematics, ecology and behaviour of this primate (sub)family, and (2) will become the starting point of many a research hypothesis concerning the causes and adaptive functions of callitrichid biology over the next 10 years and beyond. The book is remarkable in terms of the amount of information and interpretations and hypotheses that it contains.' Christopher Pryce, Universitat Zurich, Primate eye, No. 53, June 1994
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110198540221