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Ground use by northern muriquis (Brachyteles hypoxanthus).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17253634     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Many arboreal primates descend to the ground, a custom that may occur more frequently in disturbed habitats, and in the presence of researchers to whom the primates are habituated. In this paper, we describe opportunistic observations of ground use in two groups of northern muriquis (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) at the RPPN Feliciano Miguel Abdala, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Members of both groups were observed drinking, resting, feeding, playing, and traveling on the ground to different degrees, and variation in the levels of habituation of the two groups may be responsible for the differences in the distribution of their terrestrial activities. The potential increase in vulnerability to predation or disease owing to ground use has implications for the conservation of this critically endangered species.
Italo M C Mourthé; Danusa Guedes; Janaína Fidelis; Jean P Boubli; Sérgio L Mendes; Karen B Strier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of primatology     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0275-2565     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Primatol.     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-02     Completed Date:  2008-01-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108949     Medline TA:  Am J Primatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  706-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brasil.
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MeSH Terms
Atelinae / physiology*
Behavior, Animal / physiology*
Conservation of Natural Resources
Walking / physiology*

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