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Unformatted text preview: Silky sifakas and rosewood. Are we going to lose more large primates from Madagascar? We DON’T have a “New World Monkey’s legacy” So what can we learn, other than cool natural history? Comparative method; what is basic to primates (e.g. female kin groups?) New World monkeys [NWMs] Marmosets & tamarins - the callitrichids Diversity of NWM: how great is it, and why? NWM distribution Origin of NWM Origin of NWM ~ 120 mya Where did the rain go? ~130mya Exact waterways ?, but had to have been there. Strong current down proto-Congo (and proto-Amazon). ~ 80 mya Callitrichids Callitrichids Visual signaling Why such fancy faces? BBC Cousins : The monkeys Pygmy marmoset ( Cebuella ), tassle-eared marmosets ( Callithrix ) Callitrichid distribution maps Callitrichid distribution maps Pleistocene refugia (climate change, the long view)...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course ANTH 42 taught by Professor Moore,j during the Fall '08 term at UCSD.
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