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Gelada

 

(Theropithecus gelada), a monkey of the family Cercopithecidae, order of Primates. In males body length is 70-74 cm; tail length, 46-50 cm; and weight, approximately 20 kg. Females are smaller: body length, 50-65 cm; weight, approximately 13 kg. Geladas resemble baboons. The male’s mantle of fur is brown, and the female has gray fur. There is an hourglass patch of bare red skin on the chest. Geladas are found in the mountains of Ethiopia above 2,000 m. They live in rocky areas in herds of up to 400 and feed on onions, grasses, and insects. They rarely climb trees.

M. F. NESTURKH

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To test this hypothesis, dental microwear was observed in 15 individuals from Gorilla gorilla (n = 3), Pan troglodytes (n = 2), Theropithecus gelada (n = 1), Papio cynocephalus (n= 2), Papio anubis (n = 2), Papio ursinus (n = 2), Cebus apella (n =2) and Pongo pygmaeus (n = 1) using low-magnification stereomicroscopy with an external and moveable light source.
Similarly, PTLV-3s exhibit broad diversity among NHPs in the wild; currently, 3 subtypes have been suggested according to the geographic origin of the strains (17): East African STLV-3 subtype A includes STLV-3 (PH969) found in a baboon (Papio hamadryas) from Eritrea (18) and from captive gelada baboons (Theropithecus gelada) (19); West and Central African STLV-3 subtype B includes STLV-3 (CTO-604) and STLV-3 (CTO-602) found among mangabeys (Cercocebus torquatus) from Cameroon (20) and STLV-3 (PPAF3) from baboons (P.
No entanto, este comportamento foi observado em esquilos (Owings & Coss, 1977) e em algumas especies de primatas, como: babuinos gelada (Theropithecus gelada; Iwamoto, Mori, Kawai & Bekele, 1996), sagui-geoffroy (Callithrix geoffroyi; Passamani, 1995), Hanuman langur (Semnopithecus entellus; Srivastava, 1991) e sagui-de-cara-suja (Saguinus fuscicollis nigrifons; Bartecki & Heymann, 1987).
Kummer, "Rules of dyad and group formation among captive gelada baboons (Theropithecus gelada)," in Proceedings of the Fifth Congress of the International Primatological Society, S.