Primates of Igapó Forests

  • Adrian A. Barnett
  • Thays Jucá


Igapó is a long-overlooked habitat whose importance, as shown in other chapters in this book, is only now being fully appreciated. For primates, the number and extent of field studies are far less in igapó than in either never-flooded terra firme or in várzea, igapó’s much more productive hydrogeographic twin that borders Amazonia’s whitewater rivers (e.g., the Solimões and affluents: Goulding et al. 2003). Although igapó is present on the edges of some of the neotropics largest rivers, such as the blackwater Negro (blackwater) and the clearwater Xingu and Tapajós (Goulding et al. 2003; Prance 1979), and covers an estimated area of some 100,000 km2, there have been relatively few studies of primates in igapó (as indeed, there have for mammals in general). The studies concerned are listed in Table 9.1. Their geographical distribution is shown in Fig. 9.1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian A. Barnett
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Thays Jucá
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversidade Federal do AmazonasManausBrazil
  2. 2.Amazon Mammal Research Group, Biodiversity StudiesInstituto Nacional de Pesquisas da AmazoniaManausBrazil
  3. 3.Centre for Evolutionary AnthropologyUniversity of RoehamptonLondon, EnglandUK

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