Masters Thesis

Behavior and space utilization of a zoo population of squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus, Geoffroy 1844).

Meso-American squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus), restricted to the narrow coastal zone of southeastern Costa Rica and southwestern Panama, are widely separated from their conspecifics east of the Andes, and have a more reduced range than indicated by Hill (1960). None occur naturally in the eastern half of Panama, the Colombian Choco, or west of the Andes in South America, with the exception noted by Hershkovitz (1972b) of a small population of squirrel monkeys he discovered in the Upper Rio Magdalena Valley in southern Colombia.

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