Factors influencing terrestriality in primates of the Americas and Madagascar
Factors influencing terrestriality in primates of the Americas and Madagascar

Factors influencing terrestriality in primates of the Americas and Madagascar

Primates from the Americas and Madagascar are predominantly arboreal but occasionally descend to the ground. As anthropogenic impacts to habitats and climate worsen, our results suggest that diurnal species already inhabiting hot, sparsely canopied sites, and exhibiting more generalized diets, are more likely to shift toward greater ground use.