Abstract # 4642 Event # 197:

Scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 2013 10:00 AM-12:30 PM: Session 24 (Auditorium) Symposium


RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE BEHAVIOR, ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF TITIS, SAKIS AND UACARIS.

M. A. Norconk1 and S. Boyle2
1Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA, 2Rhodes College, Memphis TN
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     The Pitheciidae (Callicebus, Pithecia, Chiropotes, and Cacajao) is one of the most deeply rooted radiations of platyrrhines, yet the modern taxa remain among the least well-studied primates. While they are similar in terms of their diet that is moderately to nearly exclusively based on seed eating, recent studies suggest that these four genera exhibit a large range of variation in mating systems (monogamy to polygynandry), parenting (intensive male care to very little male care), habitat use (territorial to near nomadic) and locomotor patterns. This symposium will bring together field and laboratory scientists, and senior and emerging researchers to discuss historical and future work on pitheciids. Our goal is to forge collaborations that will direct future work on the anatomy, genetics, conservation, biogeography, ecology and behavior of these enigmatic primates. The symposium will be dedicated to the memory of Dr. Liza Veiga who did extraordinary, pioneering work on bearded sakis.