Distributions and Phylogeography of Neotropical Primates: A Pictorial Guide to All Known New-World Monkeys, by Marc G. M. van Roosmalen, Stephen D. Nash and Piero Gozzaglio. 2014. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 72 pp. ISBN: 978-1494852535. This is the first complete pictorial field guide to all the known Neotropical Primates. All taxa are depicted in full color according to their phylogeography. Included are also a number of recently identified but not yet published taxa new to science.

The Evolution of Social Communication in Primates: A Multidisciplinary Approach, edited by Marco Pina and Nathalie Gontier. 2014. Springer. 326pp. ISBN: 978-3319026688. In this volume the evolutionary origins of social communication in primates is analyzed. Epistemological frameworks associated with primate communication and language evolution are addressed. Chapters highlight cross-fostering and language experiments with primates, primate motherinfant communication, the display of emotions and expressions, manual gestures and vocal signals, joint attention, intentionality and theory of mind. Contents: 1) Studing social communication in Primates — Gontier, N. & Pina, M.; 2) Lord Monboddo's Ourang-Outang and the origins and progress of language — Blancke, S.; 3) Ferality and morality: the politics of the “forbidden experiment” in the twentieth century — Swart, A.; 4) Experimental conversations: sing language studies with chimpanzees — Jensvold, M. L.; 5) How primate mothers and infants communicate — Botero, M.; 6) On prototypical facial expressions versus variation in facial behavior — Gaspar, A., Esteves, F. & Arriaga, P.; 7) The evolution of joint attention: a review and critique — Racine, T. P., Wereha, T. J., Vasileva, O., Tafreshi, D. & Thompson, J. J.; 8) Describing mental states: From brain science to a science of mind reading — Nagataki, S.; 9) Bodily mimesis and the transition to speech — Zlatev, J.; 10) From grasping to grooming to gossip: innovative use of chimpanzees signals in novel environments supports both vocal and gestural theories of language origins — Leavens, D. A., Taglialatela, J. P., & Hopkins, W.; 11) Reevaluating chimpanzee vocal signals: toward a multimodal account of the origins of human communication — See, A.; 12) Communication and human uniqueness — Tattersall, I.; 13) How did humans become behaviorally modern? Revisiting the “art first” hypothesis — Nolan, R.; 14) Experiments and simulations can inform evolutionary theories of the cultural evolution of language — Tamariz, M.; 15) The emergence of modern communication in primates: a computational approach; 16) What can an extended synthesis do for biolinguistics: on the needsand benefits of Eco-Evo-Devo program — Boeckx, C.

The Woolly Monkey: Behavior, Ecology, Systematics, and Captive Research, edited by Thomas Defler and Pablo R. Stevenson. 2014. Springer. 302pp. ISBN: 978-1493906963. This book placed together a number of recent woolly monkey studies from three Amazonian countries, including five taxa of woolly monkeys, four of which have recently been reclassified without using new biological criteria as species rather than subspecies. Contents: 1) Introduction: studying woolly monkeys — Stevenson, P. R. & Defler, T. R.; 2) Coat color is not an indicator of subspecies identity in Colombian woolly monkeys — Botero, S. & Stevenson, P. R.; 3) Colombian Lagothrix: analysis of their phenotypes and taxonomy — Defler, T. R.; 4) Behavior and husbandry of a captive group of woolly monkeys: a case study — White, B. C. & Zirkelbach, S.; 5) Clinical experience and diseases of the woolly monkey (Lagothrix lagothticha) at the Louisville zoo- Burns, R.; 6) Recent advances in woolly monkey nutrition — Ange-van Heugten, K. D.; 7) Effect of housing conditions and diet on the behavior of captive woolly monkeys (Lagothrix) Guzmán-Caro, D. C. & Stevenson, P. R.; 8) Life history, behavior and development of wild immature lowland woolly monkey (Lagothrix poeppigii) in Amazonian Ecuador — Schmitt, C. A. & Di Fiore, A.; 9) Seed dispersal by woolly monkeys (Lagothrix lagothricha) at Caparú biological station (Colombia): quantitative description and qualitative analysis — Gonzalez, M. & Stevenson, P. R.; 10) Ranging behavior, daily path lengths, diet and habitat use of yellow-tailed woolly monkeys (Lagothrix flavicauda) at La Esperanza, Peru — Shanee, S.; 11) Vocal communication in woolly monkeys (Lagothrix lagothricha lugens) in Cueva de los Guacharos National Park, Colombia —Leon, J., Vargas, S. A., Ramírez, M. A., Galvis, N. F., Cifuentes, E. F. & Stevenson, P. R.; 12) Potential determinants of the abundance of woolly monkeys in Neotropical forests — Stevenson, P. R.; 13) Behavioral ecology and interindividual distance of woolly monkeys (Lagothrix lagothricha) ina rainforest fragment in Colombia — Zárate, D. A. & Stevenson, P. R.; 14) Notes on the behavior of captive and released woolly monkeys (Lagothrix lagothricha): reintroduction as a conservation strategy in Colombian Southern Amazon — Millán, J. F., Bennett, S. E. & Stevenson, P. R.; 15) Population viability analysis of woolly monkeys in Western Amazonia — Lizcano, D. J., Ahumada, J. A., Nishimura, A. & Stevenson, P. R.; 16) Yellow tailed woolly monkey(Lagothrix flavicauda): conservation status, anthropogenic threats, and conservation initiatives — Shanee, N. & Shanee, S.


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"Recent Publications," Neotropical Primates 21(2), 221-225, (1 December 2014). https://doi.org/10.1896/044.021.0217
Published: 1 December 2014
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