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Predation Attacks on Wild Spider Monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi).

Busia, L, Smith-Aguilar, SE, Aureli, F, Schaffner, CM and Ramos-Fernández, G (2018) Predation Attacks on Wild Spider Monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi). Folia Primatologica, 89 (5). pp. 341-346. ISSN 1421-9980

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Abstract

We report 2 cases of predation on an adult and a subadult spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) by a puma (Puma concolor) and an unidentified terrestrial predator at the natural protected area of Otoch Ma'ax yetel Kooh, in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Although spider monkeys are believed to experience overall low predation pressure compared to other primate species, our observations show that predation occurs in the study area and therefore behavioral strategies are likely to be in place to reduce predation risk. Our observations are further evidence that terrestrial predators are a threat for both young and full-grown spider monkeys.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0608 Zoology
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Natural Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: Karger Publishers
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Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2018 09:41
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2018 11:08
DOI or Identification number: 10.1159/000492055
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9234

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