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Capuchin monkeys in the genus Cebus are one of the most widely distributed genera of primates in Central and South America. Capuchin Monkeys explores our understanding of these fascinating monkeys in relation to their natural history, their physical, mental and social characteristics, and in comparison to other primate species.
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"...an excellent contribution to the primatological literature. Highly recommended." L. Swedell, CUNY Queens College, CHOICEReseña del editor:
Capuchin monkeys are one of the most widely distributed genera of primates in Central and South America. Capuchins captivate the imagination of scientists and the lay public alike with their creative and highly variable behaviour, their grace and power in action, and their highly developed social character. In this, the first scholarly book devoted to the biology of the genus Cebus (Primates: Platyrrhine), the taxonomy, distribution, life history, ecology, anatomy, development, perception, cognition, motor skills, social and sexual behaviour of these monkeys are summarised. The book also describes how humans have viewed, used and studied these monkeys from ancient times to the present. The authors explicitly organismic and inclusive treatment provides a picture in unparalleled detail of the capuchin over its lifetime for all those with an interest in these fascinating animals.
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Descripción Cambridge University Press, 2004. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M0521661161