Field methods for capture and measurement of three monkey species in Costa Rica.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A total of 54 free-ranging monkeys were captured and marked in Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica, during May 1985, and an additional 17 were captured during March 1986. The animals were darted using a blowpipe or a CO2 gun. The drugs used were Ketaset, Sernylan and Telazol. Ketaset was effective for Cebus capucinus but unsuccessful for Alouatta palliata and Ateles geoffroyi. Sernylan was successful for A. geoffroyi and A. palliata but is no longer commercially available. Telazol proved to be an excellent alternative capture drug for both A. palliata and A. geoffroyi.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Glander, KE; Fedigan, LM; Fedigan, L; Chapman, C

Published Date

  • January 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 57 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 70 - 82

PubMed ID

  • 1786909

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1421-9980

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0015-5713

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1159/000156567


  • eng