Aotus: The Owl Monkey

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Janet F. Baer, Richard E. Weller, Ibulaimu Kakoma
Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 380 pages
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This book is the first comprehensive treatment of Aotus, the nocturnal New World owl monkeys often used in behavioral and biomedical studies. Found in tropical forests from Nicaragua to Argentina, owl monkeys have been used in laboratories as model organisms for studies of diseases like malaria, and various forms of cancer, as well as studies of reproductive physiology and neuroanatomical structure and function. These and other recent studies of this fascinating primate are included in this new volume. As the only book devoted exclusively to owl monkeys, this volume is an invaluable addition to the library of anyone interested in primate biology, evolution, ecology, and behavior.
  • Only book devoted entirely to owl monkeys
  • Surveys issues that pertain to wild and captive populations
  • Represents the breadth of studies that model organisms can engender
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Taxonomy and Distribution of the Owl Monkey
1
Field Work and Conservation
59
Chapter 3 The Behavior and Ecology of the Owl Monkey
97
Chapter 4 Reproductive Biology of the Owl Monkey
113
Chapter 5 Husbandry and Medical Management of the Owl Monkey
133
Chapter 6 Handrearing the Owl Monkey
165
Chapter 7 Infectious and Noninfectious Diseases of Owl Monkeys
177
Chapter 8 The Owl Monkey as a Model for Malaria
217
Chapter 9 The Owl Monkey in Oncogenic Virus Research
245
Chapter 10 Ophthalmologic Research in the Owl Monkey
263
Chapter 11 The Functional Organization of Visual Cortex in Owl Monkeys
287
Chapter 12 The Organization of Sensory and Motor Cortex in Owl Monkeys
321
Chapter 13 Parasites of the Aotus Monkey
353
General References
373
Index
375
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