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Squirrel monkey

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Baldwin JD, Baldwin JI. 1981. The squirrel monkeys, genus Saimiri. In: Coimbra-Filho AF, Mittermeier RA, editors. Ecology and behavior of neotropical primates, Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): Academia Brasileira de Ciências. p 277-330.

Boinski S. 1987c. Birth synchrony in squirrel monkeys (Saimiri oerstedi): a strategy to reduce neonatal predation. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 21(6): 393-400.

Boinski S. 1987b. Habitat use by squirrel monkeys (Saimiri oerstedi) in Costa Rica. Folia Primatol 49(3-4): 151-67.

Boinski S. 1987a. Mating patterns in squirrel monkeys (Saimiri oerstedi): implications for seasonal sexual dimorphism. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 21(1): 13-21.

Boinski S. 1988. Sex differences in the foraging behavior of squirrel monkeys in a seasonal habitat. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 23(3): 177-86.

Boinski S. 1992. Olfactory communication among Costa Rican squirrel monkeys: a field study. Folia Primatol 59(3): 127-36.

Boinski S. 1994. Affiliation patterns among male Costa Rican squirrel monkeys. Behaviour 130(3-4): 191-209.

Boinski S. 1999. The social organization of squirrel monkeys: implications for ecological models of social evolution. Evol Anthro 8(3): 101-12.

Boinski S, Jack K, Lamarsh C, Coltrane JA. 1998. Squirrel monkeys in Costa Rica: drifting to extinction. Oryx 32(1): 45-58.

Boinski S, Kauffman L, Ehmke E, Schet S, Vreedzaam A. 2005. Dispersal patterns among three species of squirrel monkeys (Saimiri oerstedii, S. boliviensis, and S. sciureus): I. Divergent costs and benefits. Behaviour 142(5): 525-632.

Boinski S, Sirot L. 1997. Uncertain conservation status of squirrel monkeys in Costa Rica, Saimiri oerstedi oerstedi and Saimiri oerstedi citrinellus. Folia Primatol 68(3-5): 181-93.

Boinski S, Sughrui K, Selvaggi L, Quatrone R, Henry M, Cropp S. 2002. An expanded test of the ecological model of primate social evolution: competitive regimes and female bonding in three species of squirrel monkeys (Saimiri oerstedii, S. boliviensis, and S. sciureus). Behaviour 139: 227-61.

Boinski S, Timm RM. 1985. Predation by squirrel monkeys and double-toothed kites on tent-making bats. Am J Primatol 9(2): 121-7.

Cropp S, Boinski S. 2000. The Central American squirrel monkey (Saimiri oerstedii): introduced hybrid or endemic species. Molec Phylogen Evol 16(3): 350-65.

Gold KC. 2004. New World monkeys I: squirrel monkeys and capuchins (Cebidae). In: Kleiman DG, Geist V, McDade MC, editors. Grzimek's animal life encyclopedia. Volume 14, Mammals III, Second Ed. Farmington Hills (MI): Gale Group. p 101-13.

Groves C. 2001. Primate taxonomy. Washington DC: Smithsonian Inst Pr. 350 p.

Janson CH, Boinski S. 1992. Morphological and behavioral adaptations for foraging in generalist primates: the case of the cebines. Am J Phys Anthro 88(4): 483-98.

Kinzey WG. 1997. Synopsis of New World primates (16 genera). In: Kinzey WG, editor. New world primates: ecology, evolution, and behavior. New York: Aldine de Gruyter. p 169-324.

Mitchell CL. 1994. Migration alliances and coalitions among adult male South American squirrel monkeys (Saimiri Sciureus). Behaviour 130(3-4): 169-90.

Mitchell CL, Boinski S, van Schaik CP. 1991. Competitive regimes and female bonding in two species of squirrel monkeys (Saimiri oerstedi and S. sciureus). Behav Ecol Sociobiol 28(1): 55-60.

Newman JD. 1985. Squirrel monkey communication. In: Rosenblum LA, Coe CL, editors. Handbook of squirrel monkey research. New York: Plenum Pr. p 99-126.

Pissinatti A, Montali RJ, Simon F. 2002. Diseases of lion tamarins. In: Kleiman DG, Rylands AB, editors. Lion tamarins: biology and conservation. Washington DC: Smithsonian Inst Pr. p 255-68.

Rowe N. 1996. The pictorial guide to the living primates. East Hampton (NY): Pogonias Pr. 263 p.

Schreiber A, Wang M, Kaumanns W. 1998. Captive breeding of squirrel monkeys, Saimiri sciureus and Saimiri boliviensis: the problem of hybrid groups. Zoo Biol 17(2): 95-109.

Sussman RW. 2000. Primate ecology and social structure. Volume 2, New world monkeys. Needham Heights (MA): Pearson Custom. 207 p.

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