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GARCIA-R, Sebastián. Primates in the biological collections of Antioquia: Status and research potential. Actu Biol [online]. 2020, vol.42, n.112, e3. ISSN 0304-3584.

There are 38 recognized primate species in Colombia, including 13 that occur in Antioquia. Most of the researches are focused in ecology while studies on distribution and taxonomy are scarce. Three local biological collections were consulted, two nationals and five internationals in order to evaluate the primates representativeness. Ten species are reported in the department collections, with Alouatta seniculus being the most represented and missing only A. palliata, Aotus zonalis and Ateles fusciceps. National and international collections house specimens of nine species complementing the local collections with records of A. fusciceps. The scarcity of information on the origin of specimens in some collections is highlighted, as well as the need of updating in taxonomic identifications and the importance of generating strategies that contribute to the income of biological material into the collections.

Keywords : Colección Teriológica Universidad de Antioquia; mammals; La Salle Museum; University Museum Universidad de Antioquia.

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