A coprological survey of parasites of wild mantled howling monkeys, Alouatta palliata palliata.
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Fecal samples from 155 mantled howling monkeys (Alouatta palliata palliata) examined at Centro Ecologico La Pacifica, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, revealed 75 (48%) had parasitic infections. A sampling of nine howling monkeys from Santa Rosa National Park. Costa Rica indicated only one infected animal (11%). Only three of 19 (16%) spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) also from Santa Rosa were infected. Controrchis biliophilus, Trypanoxyuris minutus, unidentified strongylid eggs and Isospora sp. oocysts were found. Three monkeys from La Pacifica died and were examined for adult helminths. They were infected with Ascaris lumbricoides, C. biliophilus and T. minutus.
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic
Protozoan Infections, Animal
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.7589/0090-3558-26.4.547
Publication InfoStuart, MD; Greenspan, LL; Glander, KE; & Clarke, MR (1990). A coprological survey of parasites of wild mantled howling monkeys, Alouatta palliata palliata. J Wildl Dis, 26(4). pp. 547-549. 10.7589/0090-3558-26.4.547. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/6303.
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Professor Emeritus of Evolutionary Anthropology
Primate ecology and social organization: the interaction between feeding patterns and social structure; evolutionary development of optimal group size and composition; factors affecting short and long-term demographic changes in stable groups; primate use of regenerating forests.