The Smallest Anthropoids

The Marmoset/Callimico Radiation

  • Susan M. Ford
  • Leila M. Porter
  • Lesa C. Davis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Phylogeny

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Sérgio Lucena Mendes, Jacques Marie Edme Vielliard, Paulo De Marco Jr
      Pages 63-84
  3. Reproductive, Social, and Cognitive Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-86
    2. Leila M. Porter, Paul A. Garber
      Pages 87-101
    3. Maria Emilia Yamamoto, Maria de Fátima Arruda, Anuska Irene Alencar, Maria Bernardete Cordeiro de Sousa, Arrilton Araújo
      Pages 119-133
    4. Maria Bernardete Cordeiro de Sousa, Ana Claudia Sales da Rocha Albuquerque, Maria Emilia Yamamoto, Arrilton Araújo, Maria de Fátima Arruda
      Pages 167-182
    5. Ludwig Huber, Bernhard Voelkl
      Pages 183-201
  4. Ranging Behavior and Locomotion

  5. Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-300
    2. Andrea B. Taylor, Carolyn M. Eng, Fred C. Anapol, Christopher J. Vinyard
      Pages 381-394
    3. Christopher J. Vinyard, Christine E. Wall, Susan H. Williams, Amy L. Mork, Brooke A. Armfield, Leonardo César de Oliveira Melo et al.
      Pages 395-409
  6. Conservation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 499-499
    2. Stella de la Torre, Pablo Yépez, Charles T. Snowdon
      Pages 451-464
    3. Stephen F. Ferrari
      Pages 465-477
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 479-486

About this book


The Smallest Anthropoids:The Marmoset/Callimico Radiation represents a comprehensive examination of the callimico/marmoset clade, including the smallest anthropoid primates on earth. It explores these diminutive primates from a variety of perspectives including: phylogeny; reproductive, social, and cognitive behavior; ranging behavior and locomotion; anatomy; and conservation. In the last twenty years, the number of taxa recognized in this group has increased from three genera and five species to five genera comprising at least 22 species. Additionally, our understanding of the evolutionary relationships among these taxa has undergone substantial revision, and all are now considered to be closely related to one another (including callimicos). This volume is the first to synthesize data on these newly recognized taxa. It features contributions from geneticists, anatomists, and behaviorists around the world, providing access to major findings of key international researchers whose work has not been easily available to English-speaking scholars. These contributors use field and lab data to test major hypotheses on behavior, evolution, cognition, and other issues.

The Smallest Anthropoids:The Marmoset/Callimico Radiation  is a timely forum that identifies future avenues of action necessary to more fully understand and protect this intriguing radiation of diminutive monkeys. It will be of value to field ecologists, conservation groups, individuals working with captive marmosets, natural resource managers in South America, and NGO’s, as well as to primatologists and zoologists interested in social behavior, locomotion and biomechanics, morphology, reproductive behavior, and biology.

Susan M. Ford is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology, and past Director of the Center for Systematic Biology, Southern Illinois University.

Leila M. Porter is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University.

Lesa C. Davis is Associate Professor of the Department of Anthropology and Special Assistant to the President, Northeastern Illinois University, and Research Associate in the Field Museum of Natural History.


Primate anatomy behavior behavioral ecology conservation morphology physiology primates reproductive biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan M. Ford
    • 1
  • Leila M. Porter
    • 2
  • Lesa C. Davis
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. AnthropologySouthern Illinois UniversityCarbondaleU.S.A.
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyNorthern Illinois UniversityDeKalbU.S.A.
  3. 3.Dept. AnthropologyNortheastern Illinois UniversityChicagoU.S.A.

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