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Systematics and body size: implications for feeding adaptations in New World monkeys.
TLDR
It is argued that the evolutionary history of modern New World monkeys and, in particular, the path to attainment of current body size is significant in understanding the similarities and differences between dietary strategies and other ecological parameters of similar-sized monkeys. Expand
Evolution of sexual dimorphism in body weight in platyrrhines
  • S. M. Ford
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of primatology
  • 1994
TLDR
It is suggested that sexual selection is the primary determinant of degree and pattern of sexual dimorphism in platyrrhines, but that there is also a dietary effect and natural selection may have some effect, although not the parameters analyzed here. Expand
Postcranial adaptations of the earliest platyrrhine
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A consistent pattern emerges indicating a grasping, arboreal quadruped, emphasizing walking and running on horizontal supports with only limited leaping or suspensory activities, and it is suggested that this pattern, with only minor changes, also characterized the earliest euprimates. Expand
Callitrichids as phyletic dwarfs, and the place of the callitrichidae in platyrrhini
Cebuella, Callithrix, Leontopithecus, andSaguinus share five distinguishing features. All of these features are best interpreted as derived character states within Platyrrhini, and these animals areExpand
The Locomotor Behavior of Callicebus brunneus and Callicebus torquatus
TLDR
The differences in locomotor behaviors between the two species are related to their utilization of different forest levels, and comparisons with other species show that Callicebus spp. Expand
Platyrrhine evolution in the West Indies
TLDR
There are now at least three, and probably five to seven, distinct endemic platyrrhine species known from the Greater Antilles, all of Late Pleistocene or Holocene age and one of these is also present on Hispaniola. Expand
Marmoset Postcrania and the Skeleton of the Dwarf Marmoset, Callibella Humilis
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This study examines postcranial differences between the marmoset genera and their potential significance for understanding their phylogenetic relationships and their variation in positional behavior. Expand
Subfossil platyrrhine tibia (primates: Callitrichidae) from Hispaniola: a possible further example of island gigantism.
  • S. M. Ford
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1 May 1986
TLDR
A distal right tibia described by G.S. Miller in 1929 is shown to be that of a heretofore unknown extinct platyrrhine that is informally referred to as Ceboid M and its affinities appear to be with the dwarfed callitrichids, especially Saguinus. Expand
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