Do Predators and Thermoregulation Influence Choice of Sleeping Sites and Sleeping Behavior in Azara’s Owl Monkeys (Aotus azarae azarae) in Northern Argentina?

@article{Savagian2016DoPA,
  title={Do Predators and Thermoregulation Influence Choice of Sleeping Sites and Sleeping Behavior in Azara’s Owl Monkeys (Aotus azarae azarae) in Northern Argentina?},
  author={Amanda Savagian and Eduardo Fern{\'a}ndez‐Duque},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={38},
  pages={80-99}
}
The spatiotemporal aspects of sleeping behavior are indicative of the ecological pressures that primate species face. We investigated the potential influence of predation and thermoregulatory constraints on sleeping site choice and sleep-related behaviors in a population of cathemeral owl monkeys (Aotus azarae azarae) in Formosa, Argentina. During 10 mo, we recorded data on 153 diurnal sleeping bouts (N = 5 groups), sleeping tree physical characteristics (diameter at breast height [DBH], height… 

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