Spider monkey ranging patterns in Mexican subtropical forest: do travel routes reflect planning?

@article{Valero2006SpiderMR,
  title={Spider monkey ranging patterns in Mexican subtropical forest: do travel routes reflect planning?},
  author={Alejandra Valero and Richard W. Byrne},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2006},
  volume={10},
  pages={305-315}
}
Although it is well known that frugivorous spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi yucatanensis) occupy large home ranges, travelling long distances to reach highly productive resources, little is known of how they move between feeding sites. A 11 month study of spider monkey ranging patterns was carried out at the Otochma’ax Yetel Kooh reserve, Yucatán, Mexico. We followed single individuals for as long as possible each day and recorded the routes travelled with the help of a GPS (Global Positioning… CONTINUE READING

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