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Monkey Moms Are Key To Sons' Reproductive Success
2011-11-08 04:16:44

If you are a male human, nothing puts a damper on romantic success like having your mother in tow. If you are a male northern muriqui monkey, however, mom's presence may be your best bet to find and successfully mate with just the right girl at the right time. In a study of wild primates, reported this week (Nov. 7, 2011) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison anthropologist Karen B. Strier describes a monkey society where equality and...

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2011-06-10 08:33:26

An international team of scientists, with Spanish participation, has shed light on cannibalism and infanticide carried out by primates, documenting these acts for the first time in the moustached tamarin (Saguinus mystax). The mothers, which cannot raise their infants without help from male group members, commit infanticide in order to prevent the subsequent death of their offspring if they are stressed and in competition with other females. "Infanticide is an extreme behavior, and in most...

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2010-07-08 14:45:00

Predatory trickery documented for the first time in wild felids in Americas In a fascinating example of vocal mimicry, researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and UFAM (Federal University of Amazonas) have documented a wild cat species imitating the call of its intended victim: a small, squirrel-sized monkey known as a pied tamarin. This is the first recorded instance of a wild cat species in the Americas mimicking the calls of its prey. The extraordinary behavior was...

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2010-04-19 12:46:56

The fifth Howler Monkey census at the Smithsonian's Barro Colorado Island research station in Panama, organized by Katie Milton, professor in the department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management at the University of California, Berkeley, revealed that monkey numbers have not changed significantly since the first census 33 years ago. Long before dawn on March 19 and 20, Katie Milton and a group of stalwart volunteers, each armed with flashlight and compass, spread out into the...

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2009-10-28 08:28:44

Two Penn State University researchers have carried out one of the first-ever analyses of the effects of global warming on endangered primates. This innovative work by Graduate Student Ruscena Wiederholt and Associate Professor of Biology Eric Post examined how El Niño warming affected the abundance of four New World monkeys over decades. The research will be published on 28 October 2009 in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters, a fast-track journal of the Royal...

2009-07-14 12:57:25

The Wildlife Conservation Society says a new subspecies of monkey has been discovered in a remote region of the Amazon in Brazil. The organization said the monkey is related to saddleback tamarins, which include several species of monkeys known for their distinctively marked backs. The new subspecies was first seen by scientists on a 2007 expedition into the state of Amazonas in northwestern Brazil. Researchers have dubbed the monkey Mura's saddleback tamarin (saguinus fuscicollis mura) after...

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2009-07-07 15:05:00

Monkey is threatened by proposed dams and other development in regionThe Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today the discovery of a new monkey in a remote region of the Amazon in Brazil.The monkey is related to saddleback tamarins, which include several species of monkeys known for their distinctively marked backs. The newly described distinct subspecies was first seen by scientists on a 2007 expedition into the state of Amazonas in northwestern Brazil.The discovery was published...

2009-03-19 16:04:00

The Guardian of the Tree of Life - helps save the Amazon LOS ANGELES, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Premiering April 19th, 2009 - Sunday @ 7:00pm on Animal Planet -- on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. This stunning award-winning High Definition Documentary was shot over a year in the Peruvian Amazon. It features the elusive Red Uakari Monkey -- the first time its behavior has been filmed in the wild. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090319/LA86435) Also airing in Britain on...

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2009-02-02 13:40:00

 Scientists today announced the discovery of 10 amphibians believed to be new to science, including a spiky-skinned, orange-legged rain frog, three poison dart frogs and three glass frogs, so called because their transparent skin can reveal internal organs.The species were discovered during a recent Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) expedition in Colombia's mountainous Tacarcuna area of the Darien, near the border with Panama. The expedition was led by herpetologists from Conservation...

2008-09-30 00:00:18

A westcountry zoo has been so successful in breeding critically endangered exotic monkeys that it is sending a pair to France to help conserve the species. Newquay Zoo has been breeding the pied tamarins, one of the 25 most endangered primate species in the world. The shy animals are threatened by habitat loss in the Amazon forest of Brazil, their native environment. John Meek, the zoo's animal collections manager, said: "We first held a breeding pair of this species in February 2006....


Latest New World monkeys Reference Libraries

Geoffroy's Tamarin, Saguinus geoffroyi
2012-07-20 08:34:17

Geoffroy’s tamarin (Saguinus geoffroyi) is a small primate that is native to Colombia and Panama. Its other common names include the rufous-naped tamarin, the red-crested tamarin, and the Panamanian tamarin. It can be found in many different habitats including dry, moist, tropical, and secondary forests. In Panama, it occurs in the central and eastern regions, but is found less on the Atlantic coast. It can be found in Metropolitan Natural Park as well as an urban park with its Panama...

Brown Howler, Alouatta guariba
2012-07-18 14:29:57

The brown howler (Alouatta guariba) is a New World monkey that is native to the far northeastern portions of Argentina, and Brazil. It is also commonly known as the brown howling monkey. Although its name implies that it is brown, it can vary in color with some individuals appearing to be redder in color or even black. It typically lives in small groups that contain up to eleven individuals. It holds two subspecies, one of which is critically endangered. The brown howler as a species appears...

Golden-mantled Howler, Alouatta palliata palliate
2012-07-18 14:07:02

The golden-mantled howler (Alouatta palliata palliate) is a subspecies of the mantled howler that is native to Central America. Its range includes Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Guatemala, and it is thought that it may occur in Panama. It is a dark howler with a yellowish or golden mantle. The golden-mantled howler appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern”. Image Caption: Adult male mantled howler monkey (Alouatta paliatta) in Costa Rican Pacific...

Guatemalan Black Howler, Alouatta pigra
2012-07-06 19:09:05

The Guatemalan black howler (Alouatta pigra), also known as the Yucatan black howler, is a species of howler monkey that is native to Central America. Its range includes Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and areas near the Yucatan Peninsula. It prefers to live in semi deciduous, evergreen, and lowland rainforests. The Guatemalan black howler is one of the largest of all New World monkeys, and the largest of all howler monkeys. Males are typically larger than females, weighing up to 25 pounds,...

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2007-06-25 11:01:45

The Three-striped Night Monkey, Aotus trivirgatus, also known as Northern Night Monkey or Northern Owl Monkey, is one of several species of owl monkeys currently recognized. It is found in Venezuela and north-central Brazil. Like other owl monkeys, the Three-striped Night Monkey lives in woodlands including rain forest. It is mainly black, with striking white markings on its face. Its body size is 10.6 to 18.9 inches, and its tail is about the same length again. Adults weigh up to 36...

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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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