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Am J Primatol

Title:The ecology of the introduced patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas) population of southwestern Puerto Rico
Author(s):Gonzalez-Martinez, J.
Address:Caribbean Primate Research Center, University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences Campus, Sabana Seca.
Journal Title:Am J Primatol
Page Number:351-65
ISSN/ISBN:0275-2565 (Print)
Abstract:This paper presents the results of a study on the introduced, free-ranging patas monkey population of Southwestern Puerto Rico (SWPR). It describes information on the population size, social group composition, diet, daily ranging patterns, and patas home range during a 3 year period. The patas monkey population in the study area consisted of approximately 120 individuals in four heterosexual groups and several all-male bands. Within their home ranges (26.8 km2), the population density was 4.47 individuals/km2. Home range size among the population's four heterosexual groups varied from 3.72 km2 to 15.39 km2, and minimum daily distance traveled ranged from 0.8-2.0 km. In general, the social structure and mating system of this population parallels what has been described for African populations. However, habitat use, ranging behavior, and the quality of intergroup interactions suggests that patas of this population exhibit territorial behavior.

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