Locomotor and postural behavior in Alouatta palliata and Cebus capucinus

  title={Locomotor and postural behavior in Alouatta palliata and Cebus capucinus},
  author={Daniel Lee Gebo},
  journal={American Journal of Primatology},
  • D. Gebo
  • Published 1992
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • American Journal of Primatology
Positional behavior of two platyrrhine monkeys, Alouatta palliata and Cebus capucinus, was observed at La Pacifica and Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica. Frequency data for locomotion, postures, support diameters, orientation of supports, and use of canopy were recorded on focal males and females. Alouatta palliata is a frequent user of arboreal quadrupedalism (47%) and climbing (37%), with bridging (10%) representing the next most frequent type of locomotion. Intraspecific comparisons show… 

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