Morphological and Genetic Characterization of Saimiri boliviensis

  title={Morphological and Genetic Characterization of Saimiri boliviensis},
  author={Eliana Ruth Steinberg and Mariela Nieves and Marina S Ascunce and Ana Mar{\'i}a Palermo and Marta Dolores Mudry},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
The taxonomy of Saimiri is controversial because morphological characteristics, traditionally used for identification, are insufficient to distinguish species and subspecies. Genetic studies of specimens become relevant for captive management, especially considering their frequently unknown geographical origin. We analyzed phenotypic and genetic parameters in Saimiri spp. in Argentinean zoological gardens and biological stations to provide a more accurate taxonomic identification. We studied 27… 
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