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1. Introduction Christina J. Campbell; Part I. Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Evolution: 2. Morphology and evolution of the spider monkey, genus Ateles Alfred Rosenberger, Lauren Halenar, Siobanan B. Cooke and Walter Hartwig; 3. The taxonomic status of spider monkeys in the 21st century Andrew Collins; Part II. Ecology: 4. Diets of wild spider monkeys Anthony Di Fiore, Andres Link and J. Lawrence Dew; 5. Factors influencing spider monkey habitat use and ranging patterns Robert B. Wallace; 6. Seed dispersal J. Lawrence Dew; Part III. Behavior and Reproduction: 7. Locomotion and positional behavior of spider monkeys Dionisios Youlatos; 8. Communication in spider monkeys: the function and mechanisms underlying the use of the whinny Gabriel Ramos-Fernandez; 9. Social interactions, social relationships and the social system of spider monkeys Filippo Aureli and Colleen Schaffner; 10. Spider monkey reproduction and sexual behavior Christina J. Campbell and K. Nicole Gibson; 11. Immaturity in spider monkeys: a risky business Laura Greer Vick; 12. Demography and group composition of spider monkeys Yukiko Shimooka, Christina J. Campbell, Anthony Di Fiore, Annika M. Felton, Kosei Izawa, Andres Link, Akisato Nishimura, Gabriel Ramos-Fernandez and Robert B. Wallace; Part IV. Interactions with Humans: 13. Spider monkey conservation in the 21st century: recognizing risks and opportunities Gabriel Ramos-Fernandez and Robert B. Wallace; 14. The ethnoprimatology of the spider monkeys: from past to present Loretta Cormier and Bernardo Urbani.

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This book contains both published and previously unpublished research on spider monkeys, for academic researchers and graduate students.

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Christina J. Campbell is a research associate of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She teaches courses in Biological Anthropology at The California Institute of Technology and Santa Monica College. Her research interests include behavioral ecology and reproductive endocrinology and physiology.


'A book concentrating on spider monkeys is long overdue and this one succeeds in consolidating and reviewing current information and, in a few chapters, presents new information available from long-term field studies.' Primate Eye
'... useful reference for academic researchers and graduate students.' Mammalia

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