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    Primate Specialist Group is a collection of scientists and conservationists who work in dozens of African, Asian, and Latin American nations to promote research on primate conservation.

    Short videos of some primate behaviors discussed in this chapter:


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    The author is grateful to the editors for the opportunity to contribute to this open-source textbook. She thanks Dr. Stephanie Etting for her encouragement and support during the revision of this chapter. Her suggestions, along with comments made by two anonymous reviewers on an earlier draft of this chapter, improved the final version considerably. Finally, she thanks all the primatologists who came before her, especially her advisor, Lynne A. Isbell, for their tireless efforts to understand the behavior and ecology of the living primates. Without their work, this chapter would not have been possible.

    Image Descriptions

    Figure 6.10a: Open circle contains three regions (open ovals), each of which have one dot (adult female). There is one square (adult male) that overlaps these three regions. Outside the circle are three squares (adult males).

    Figure 6.14a: Top circle contains four squares (adult males) and six open ovals (female home range) each with a dot (adult female). Bottom circle contains six dots (adult females) and four squares (adult males).

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