Distribution and forest utilization of Saguinus and other primates of the Pando Department, northern Bolivia

Hannah M. Buchanan-Smith*, Scott M. Hardie, Carolina Caceres, Mark J. Prescott

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We carried out a 4-month census of primates in the Pando Department of northern Bolivia with special emphasis on Saguinus species. Contrary to a previous report by Izawa and Bejarano (1981), there was no evidence for the presence of the two populations of Saguinus mystax that they reported, or that Lagothrix occurs in the Pando. In addition, we found the distribution of Saguinus imperator to be more restricted than they suggested. We confirm the presence of Cebuella south of the Río Tahuamanu (cf. Brown and Rumiz, 1986) and report two new locations for Callimico goeldii. We present data on group sizes, habitat utilization, and locomotor behavior of the primates and compare them with previous studies in the Pando. Differences in body size, diet, foraging techniques, and vertical use of the forest appear to be key factors in both sympatry and in the formation of polyspecific associations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-379
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Primatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000


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