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Title Aotus : the owl monkey / edited by Janet F. Baer, Richard E. Weller, and Ibulaimu Kakoma.

Published San Diego : Academic Press, [1994]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed ST  599.82 AOTU    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 380 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Taxonomy and Distribution of the Owl Monkey / Susan M. Ford -- 2. Owl Monkey Populations in Latin America: Field Work and Conservation / Rolando Aquino and Filomeno Encarnacion -- 3. The Behavior and Ecology of the Owl Monkey / Patricia C. Wright -- 4. Reproductive Biology of the Owl Monkey / Allen F. Dixson -- 5. Husbandry and Medical Management of the Owl Monkey / Janet F. Baer -- 6. Handrearing the Owl Monkey / Carlos A. Malaga -- 7. Infectious and Noninfectious Diseases of Owl Monkeys / Richard E. Weller -- 8. The Owl Monkey as a Model for Malaria / William E. Collins -- 9. The Owl Monkey in Oncogenic Virus Research / Norval W. King -- 10. Ophthalmologic Research in the Owl Monkey / Thomas E. Ogden -- 11. The Functional Organization of Visual Cortex in Owl Monkeys / John Allman, Richard Jeo and Martin Sereno -- 12. The Organization of Sensory and Motor Cortex in Owl Monkeys / Jon H. Kaas -- 13. Parasites of the Aotus Monkey / Manuel Tantalean and Alfonso Gozalo.
Summary 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 i 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. Key Features* 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
Other author Baer, Janet F.
Weller, Richard E.
Kakoma, Ibulaimu.
Subject Night monkeys.
ISBN 0120724057 (alk. paper)