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The Smallest Anthropoids: The Marmoset/Callimico Radiation - Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects (Paperback)
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The Smallest Anthropoids: The Marmoset/Callimico Radiation - Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects (Paperback)

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The marmosets and callimicos are diminutive monkeys from the Amazon basin and Atlantic Coastal Forest of South America. The marmosets are the smallest anthropoid primates in the world, ranging in size from approximately 100 to 350 g (Hershkovitz 1977; Soini 1988; Ford and Davis 1992; Araujo et al. 2000); calli- cos are not much bigger, at around 350-540 g (Ford and Davis 1992; Encarnacion and Heymann 1998; Garber and Leigh 2001). Overwhelming genetic evidence, from both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA, now indicates that these taxa represent a unified clade within the callitrichid radiation of New World monkeys, a finding that was unthinkable to all but a few geneticists a decade ago (see review in Cortes- Ortiz, this volume Chap. 2). With increasing evidence that the earliest anthropoids were themselves small bodied (under the 0. 8-1 kg threshold that marks all other living anthropoids; see Ross and Kay 2004), the ecology, behavior, reproductive stresses, and anatomical adaptations of the marmosets and callimicos provide the best living models with which to assess the types of adaptations that may have characterized early anthropoids. When Anthony Rylands' Marmosets and Tamarins: Systematics, Behaviour and Ecology was published in 1993, contributions focused almost entirely on tamarins due to the scarcity of data on marmoset behavior and the almost total lack of kno- edge about the enigmatic callimicos. Fortunately, this has changed (see Fig. 1).

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781461424468
Number of pages: 508
Weight: 771 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 26 mm
Edition: 2009 ed.


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"Provides a timely review and summary of ... anthropoid primates. ... Primatologists in general who want to update their knowledge on callitrichids or specifically on marmosets will find this book very useful. Specialists involved in research on callitrichid biology ... will find specific sections and chapters helpful and informative. Outside the primatological realm anthropologists mammalogists and zoologists will find this book a useful source ... . I consider this book an important contribution to callitrichid biology and hope it will find a wide audience." (Eckhard W. Heymann, Folia Primatologica, Vol. 81 (1), 2010)

"This new, comprehensive volume, edited by primatologists Ford (Southern Illinois Univ.), Porter (Northern Illinois Univ.), and Davis (Northeastern Illinois Univ.), brings together 23 chapters by 59 contributors who focus specifically on marmosets and Callimico. ... In addition to the subject index, the volume includes a taxonomic index, which allows the reader to easily find information on genera and species discussed in the book. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals in primatology, biological anthropology, and zoology." (E. J. Sargis, Choice, June, 2010)

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