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Congruence of tail use behaviors between male and female mantled howling monkeys (Alouatta palliata)

Wheeler, Brandon C, Ungar, Peter (2001) Congruence of tail use behaviors between male and female mantled howling monkeys (Alouatta palliata). Folia Primatologica, 72 (5). pp. 292-297. ISSN 0015-5713. E-ISSN 1421-9980. (doi:1159/000049950) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Differences between males and females in locomotor and positional behaviors have been documented for several primate species [1, 2]. In Alouatta palliata for example, females climb and use smaller substrates more than males [3–5]. Such sex differences are usually related to body size. Indeed, interspecific studies have repeatedly demonstrated relationships between body size and locomotor and positional behaviors. It is easier, for example, for a large primate to suspend beneath a branch than to balance on top of it [6, 7]. This is particularly true for primates that feed near the periphery of the crown, where branches tend to be smaller.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 1159/000049950
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Biological Anthropology
Depositing User: Brandon Wheeler
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2016 13:54 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54731 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Wheeler, Brandon C: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8478-3385
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