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By Alejandro Estrada, Paul A. Garber, Mary Pavelka, LeAndra Luecke

The aim of this quantity is to offer a complete assessment of contemporary advances in primate box examine, ecology, and conservation biology in Mesoamerica. the general objective of every contribution is to combine newly accumulated box info with theoretical views drawn from evolutionary biology, socioecology, organic anthropology, and conservation to spot how our present wisdom of primate habit and ecology has moved past extra conventional ways. A corollary to this, and a big target of the quantity is to spot nation-states and species for which we proceed to lack adequate details, to boost motion plans for destiny study, and to spot parts for fast conservation motion. regardless of many a long time of primate examine in Mesoamerica, a lot continues to be unknown about the easy ecology and behaviour of those species, demography, present distribution, and conservation prestige of neighborhood populations, and the effectiveness of conservation guidelines on primate survivorship. 4 significant components of analysis are the focal point of the amount: Evolutionary Biology and Biogeography; inhabitants Demography and Ecology; habit; and Conservation and administration rules.

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Oerstedii and S. citrinellus); there is a need for further study to determine whether the described phenotypic differences are also consistent. Hershkovitz (1969, 1984) presented a number of circumstantial arguments that these squirrel monkeys were introduced into Central America by humans, probably by sea from the Pacific coast of Ecuador or Peru. They included: their tameness; the “beach-head sized range”; their discrete distributions (well separated from S. sciureus to the east of the R´ıo Magdalena), which cannot be explained by natural dispersal; and the extremely derived pelage color patterns of the two forms.

Type: Skin and skull in the Zoological Museum, Copenhagen. Collected by A. ¨ S. Orsted. Type locality: Vicinity of David, Chiriqu´ı, Panama. S. o. , 1998). Surveys by Baldwin and Baldwin (1972, 1976) recorded its presence on the Burica Peninsula, but indicated that it is now restricted to a narrow strip of scattered lowland coastal forest fragments, not extending to the type locality David, although it possibly occurred as far east as Remedios (well to the east of David) prior to the 1950s. Altitudinal range is 0–500 m asl (Hershkovitz, 1984).

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