Phylogeny and phylogeography of squirrel monkeys (genus Saimiri) based on cytochrome b genetic analysis.

@article{Lavergne2010PhylogenyAP,
  title={Phylogeny and phylogeography of squirrel monkeys (genus Saimiri) based on cytochrome b genetic analysis.},
  author={Anne Lavergne and Manuel Ru{\'i}z-Garc{\'i}a and François M. Catzeflis and Sandra Lac{\^o}te and Hugues Contamin and Odile Mercereau-Puijalon and Vincent Lacoste and Beno{\^i}t de Thoisy},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={242-53}
}
Squirrel monkeys (genus Saimiri) are distributed over a wide area encompassing the Amazon Basin: French Guiana, Suriname, and Guyana, together with Western Panama and Western Costa Rica. The genus Saimiri includes a complex of species and subspecies displaying considerable morphological variation. Taxonomic and systematic studies have identified, in this genus, one to seven species comprising up to 16 subspecies. The phylogenetic relationships between these taxa are poorly understood. Molecular… CONTINUE READING