Copulation in free-ranging black-handed spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi).

  title={Copulation in free-ranging black-handed spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi).},
  author={Christina J. Campbell},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  volume={68 5},
I report ad libitum data on 18 copulations involving free-ranging black-handed spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. All copulations were performed in a dorsoventral position, as is typically reported for this genus. Intromission often appeared difficult to achieve, possibly as a result of the large size of the glans penis in these animals. The average length from intromission to termination of thrusting exceeded 17 min, followed by an average period of almost 2… CONTINUE READING
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