By Alejandro Estrada, Paul A. Garber, Mary Pavelka, LeAndra Luecke
The function of this quantity is to offer a entire evaluation of modern advances in primate box study, ecology, and conservation biology in Mesoamerica. the final target of every contribution is to combine newly accrued box facts with theoretical views drawn from evolutionary biology, socioecology, organic anthropology, and conservation to spot how our present wisdom of primate habit and ecology has moved past extra conventional ways. A corollary to this, and a tremendous objective of the quantity is to spot nation-states and species for which we proceed to lack adequate info, to boost motion plans for destiny learn, and to spot components for instant conservation motion. regardless of many a long time of primate study in Mesoamerica, a lot remains to be unknown about the uncomplicated ecology and behaviour of those species, demography, present distribution, and conservation prestige of neighborhood populations, and the effectiveness of conservation regulations on primate survivorship. 4 significant components of study are the focal point of the quantity: Evolutionary Biology and Biogeography; inhabitants Demography and Ecology; habit; and Conservation and administration Policies.
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Costa Rica (Figure 2). Type: Male, skin and skull in British Museum (Natural History), No. 72, collected 31 May, 1902, by C. F. Underwood (Napier, 1976; Hershkovitz, 1984). Type locality: Pozo Azul, R´ıo Pirris or Parrita, San Jos´e, Costa Rica. According to Carriker (1910, p. 349, see Hershkovitz, 1984, p. 197), Pozo Azul is a 40 New Perspectives in the Study of Mesoamerican Primates locality on the R´ıo Grande de Pirris about 10 miles from the Paciﬁc Ocean, reached by cart-road from San Jos´e.
The strong indications are that they gave the wrong name to the Colombian black spider monkey (Heltne and Kunkel, 1975); Napier (1976) argued that A. geoffroyi panamensis is a synonym of A. g. ornatus; and Silva-Lopez ´ et al. (1995, 1996) argued that A. g. pan is a synonym of A. g. vellerosus. It is only recently that there has been a tendency to further lump the subspecies of A. geoffroyi. Collins (1999) and Collins and Dubach (2000) divided them into two: northern geoffroyi and southern Central American geoffroyi.
There have been unauthenticated reports of capuchins in the Mayan Mountains of western Belize (the Chiquebul forest and in the region of the Trio and Bladen branches of the Monkey River) and in Sarstoon National Park on the southern border. Its occurrence in Belize has never been conﬁrmed (McCarthy, 1982; Dahl, 1984, 1987; Hubrecht, 1986). Silva-Lopez ´ et al. (1995; Silva-Lopez, ´ 1998) also reported on the possible occurrence of C. c. limitaneus in Guatemala, in the Sierra del Esp´ıritu Santo near the Guatemala–Honduras border.