Characteristics and use of sleeping sites in Aotus (Cebidae: Primates) in the Amazon lowlands of Peru

Rolando Aquino, Filomeno Encarnación

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Abstract

In the Amazon lowlands of Peru, Aotus nancymai and A. vociferans were observed to use four different types of sleeping sites: (1) holes in the trunks and branches of dry or senescent trees; (2) concavities in polyaxial branching nodes of trees protected by dense entanglements of creepers, climbing plants, vines, and masses of diverse epiphytes; (3) complex sites among masses of epiphytes, climbers, and vines; and (4) simple sites among thickets and dense foliage. Each type is described. There was competition and sharing of sleeping holes between Aotus and other nocturnal arboreal mammals. Copyright © 1986 Wiley‐Liss, Inc., A Wiley Company
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)319-331
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Primatology
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StatePublished - 1 Jan 1986

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