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By Janet F. Baer

This booklet is the 1st accomplished therapy of Aotus, the nocturnal New international owl monkeys frequently utilized in behavioral and biomedical experiences. present in tropical forests from Nicaragua to Argentina, owl monkeys were utilized in laboratories as version organisms for reviews of illnesses like malaria, and diverse kinds of melanoma, in addition to reviews of reproductive body structure and neuroanatomical constitution and serve as. those and different fresh reviews of this attention-grabbing primate are integrated during this new quantity. because the merely publication committed solely to owl monkeys, this quantity is a useful addition to the library of a person attracted to primate biology, evolution, ecology, and behaviour.

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