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Old World monkeys (Cercopithecoidea) are the most successful and diverse group of living non-human primates in terms of the number of species, behavioural repertoires and ecology. They have much to teach us about the processes of evolution and the principles of ecology, and are among our closest living relatives. This volume presents a broad, technical account of cercopithecoid biology including molecular, behavioural and morphological approaches to phylogeny, population structure, allometry, fossil history, functional morphology, ecology, cognitive capabilities, social behaviour and conservation. It will be the definitive reference on this group for professionals and graduate students in primatology, animal behaviour, paleontology, morphology, systematics and physical anthropology, but will also be useful to senior undergraduates.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 106. Chapters: Cercopithecine monkeys, Colobine monkeys, Old World monkey stubs, Black-and-white colobus, List of Old World monkey species, Rhesus Macaque, Gelada, Zanzibar red colobus, Nicobar long-tailed macaque, Hamadryas baboon, Crab-eating macaque, Golden Snub-nosed Monkey, Silvery Lutung, Francois' Langur, Chlorocebus, Olive baboon, Japanese macaque, Vervet Monkey, Gray langur, Wolf's mona monkey, Proboscis Monkey, Blue monkey, Gray-shanked Douc, Red-shanked Douc, Chacma baboon, L'Hoest's Monkey, Myanmar Snub-nosed Monkey, Lion-tailed macaque, Mandrill, Kipunji, Miss Waldron's Red Colobus, Grivet, Gee's Golden Langur, Surili, Barbary macaque, Patas Monkey, Guenon, Assam Macaque, Tana River Red Colobus, Javan Lutung, Black Snub-nosed Monkey, Bonnet macaque, Celebes Crested Macaque, Diana monkey, Western Purple-faced Langur, White-headed Langur, Niger Delta Red Colobus, Colobinae, Formosan Rock Macaque, White-fronted Surili, Pagai Island macaque, Agile Mangabey, Hamlyn's Monkey, Cercopithecinae, Stump-tailed macaque, Javan Surili, Yellow baboon, Mantled Guereza, Sooty Mangabey, Parapapio, De Brazza's monkey, Arunachal Macaque, Pig-tailed Langur, Pennant's Colobus, Yakushima macaque, Guinea baboon, Eastern Black-and-white Colobus, Gabon Talapoin, Greater spot-nosed monkey, Allen's swamp monkey, Angola Colobus, Ursine Colobus, Roloway Monkey, Green Monkey, Dryas Monkey, Indochinese Black Langur, Hatinh Langur, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Kashmir Gray Langur, Tonkin Snub-nosed Langur, Collared Mangabey, Sclater's Guenon, Southern pig-tailed macaque, Kinda baboon, Tana River Mangabey, Malbrouck, Chlorocebus pygerythrus pygerythrus, Gray Snub-nosed Monkey, Preuss's Red Colobus, Delacour's Langur, White-throated Guenon, Crested mangabey, Golden Monkey, Phayre's Leaf Monkey, Tibetan Macaque, Central African Red Colobus, Tarai Gray Langur...
Examines the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of various species of Old World monkeys, those living in the rain forests and woodland-grassland regions of Africa and Asia.
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! A monkey is any cercopithecoid or platyrrhine primate. All primates that are not prosimians or apes are monkeys. The 264 known extant monkey species represent two of the three groupings of simian primates. Monkeys are generally considered to be intelligent and, unlike apes, monkeys usually have tails. The New World monkeys are classified within the parvorder Platyrrhini, whereas the Old World monkeys form part of the parvorder Catarrhini, which also includes the apes. Thus, scientifically speaking, monkeys are paraphyletic and Old World monkeys are actually more closely related to the apes than they are to the New World monkeys. Due to its size the Mandrill is often thought to be an ape, but it is actually an Old World monkey. Also, a few monkey species have the word "ape" in their common name.
Enth.: Most papers presented in a symposium on Nov. 19, 1988 at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Phoenix, Ariz.
"This book is a broad synthesis of new world monkey evolution, integrating their unique evolutionary story into the bigger picture of primate evolution and Amazon biodiversity. Capsule For more than 30 million years, New World monkeys have inhabited the forests of South and Central America. Whether these primates originally came from Africa by rafting across the Atlantic or crossing overland from North America, they soon flourished. This book tells the story of these New World monkeys. Integrating data from fossil and living animals, it explores the evolution of the three major New World monkey lineages as well as how they fit into the broader story of primate evolution and Amazon biodiversity. After providing readers with necessary background in primate taxonomy and systematics, Rosenberger shows that the notion of adaptive zones is central to our understanding of primate evolution. The idea of adaptive zones can explain how radiations evolve, morphological adaptations appear, and communities form. From here, Rosenberger synthesizes what is known about New World monkeys' unique ecological adaptations, including those involving feeding and locomotion, as well as their social behaviour. The book's concluding chapters explore theories of how primates first arrived in South America and what their future looks like given the threat of extinction. Biography Internal Use Only Alfred L. Rosenberger is Professor Emeritus of Biological Anthropology at Brooklyn College. An expert on the origin and evolution of New World Monkeys, Rosenberger has contributed numerous articles in edited volumes and his work is published in journals such as Nature, Journal of Human Evolution and American Journal of Primatology . Audience The audience for this book is scholars and graduate students in biological/physical anthropolog and primatology, and to a lesser extent conservation biology, evolutionary biology, and behavioral ecology . Rationale - no copy text Other Relevant Info - no copy text"--
It is now well known that the concept of drifting continents became an estab lished theory during the 1960s. Not long after this "revolution in the earth sciences," researchers began applying the continental drift model to problems in historical biogeography. One such problem was the origin and dispersal of the New World monkeys, the Platyrrhini. Our interests in this subject began in the late 1960s on different conti nents quite independent of one another in the cities of Florence, Italy, and Berkeley, California. In Florence in 1968, A. B. Chiarelli, through stimulating discussions with R. von Koenigswald and B. de Boer, became intrigued with the possibility that a repositioning of the continents of Africa and South America in the early Cenozoic might alter previous traditional conceptions of a North American origin of the Platyrrhini. During the early 1970s this con cept was expanded and pursued by him through discussions with students while serving as visiting professor at the University of Toronto. By this time, publication of the Journal of Human Evolution was well underway, and Dr. Chiarelli as editor encouraged a dialogue emphasizing continental drift models of primate origins which culminated in a series of articles published in that journal during 1974-75. In early 1970, while attending the University of California at Berkeley, R. L. Ciochon was introduced to the concept of continental drift and plate tectonics and their concomitant applications to vertebrate evolution through talks with paleontologist W. A. Clemens and anthropologist S. L. Washburn.
An examination of nature's extraordinary biological diversity and the human activities that threaten it. * 200+ A–Z detailed entries on Earth's ecosystems, major groups of organisms, threats to biodiversity, and academic disciplines related to the study of biodiversity * Contributions from 50 recognized authorities from the fields of anthropology, biology, botany, earth science, ecology, evolution, and more * 150 photographs of key people, animals, and organisms; line drawings; tables, charts, and graphs including the major families of birds, the effects of agricultural intensity on biodiversity, and the number of years needed to add each billion to the world's population * Four major overview essays explaining what biodiversity is, why it is important, how it is threatened, and the Sixth Global Extinction
Explores the communication, intelligence, and awareness of monkeys
This will be the first time a volume will be compiled focusing on South American monkeys as models to address and test critical issues in the study of nonhuman primates. In addition, the volume will serve an important compliment to the book on Mesoamerican primates recently published in the series under the DIPR book series. The book will be of interest to a broad range of scientists in various disciplines, ranging from primatology, to animal behavior, animal ecology, conservation biology, veterinary science, animal husbandry, anthropology, and natural resource management. Moreover, although the volume will highlight South American primates, chapters will not simply review particular taxa or topics. Rather the focus of each chapter is to examine the nature and range of primate responses to changes in their ecological and social environments, and to use data on South American monkeys to address critical theoretical questions in the study of primate behavior, ecology, and conservation. Thus, we anticipate that the volume will be widely read by a broad range of students and researchers interested in prosimians, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, apes, humans, as well as animal behavior and tropical biology.

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