Brachiation in New World Monkeys and in Anthropoid Apes
By Erikson, G. E.
Pp. 135-164; 3 full page black-and-white photograph plates, 5 text-figures. Original printed gray wrappers, lg 8vo. The work appeared in Symposium of the Zoological Society of London no. 10, published in August 1963. This small monograph compares arm-swinging (brachiation) in New World monkeys, such as the spider monkey and woolly spider monkey, with small Old World apes such as the gibbon and siamang. From the research library of American Museum mammalogist Richard George Van Gelder with his signature at the top of the front wrapper. Laid in opposite the title page is a letter signed by the author on stationary from the Department of Anatomy, Harvard Medical School. This cordial holiday letter, dated Dec. 13, 1963, is addressed to Dick (Richard Van Gelder). In this letter Erikson talks about a trip to New York to visit the AMNH in order to study (primate) skeletons housed there. An usual monograph with interesting associations.
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