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International Journal of Primatology

, Volume 31, Issue 5, pp 751–758

First Online: 18 July 2010Received: 11 November 2009Accepted: 04 March 2010


In the literature, particularly in primatological books, the Peruvian red uakari Cacajao calvus ucayalii is generally considered as a species that is specialized on living in flooded forest, despite existing evidence to the contrary. Here we review all available information on habitats where Cacajao calvus ucayalii have been observed. Most sightings are from terra firme, including palm swamps, or from mixed habitats, including terra firme and flooded forest. Therefore, we conclude that the species is not a flooded-forest specialist, but is flexible in its habitat requirements and generally uses terra firme forests or a mixture of habitats. Proper recognition of habitat requirements is important for understanding the ecoethological adaptations of a species and for appropriate conservation measures.

Keywordsbald-headed uakaris ecology habitat  Download fulltext PDF

Author: Eckhard W. Heymann - Rolando Aquino


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