Peculiar Primates: Macaques

Peculiar Primates: Macaques

Macaques, like humans, are wide-ranging primates that prosper in many different environments, and as a result, both macaques and humans have been described as “weed species” (1). Apart from choking out your garden and littering your sidewalk, both primate and...
Peculiar Primates: Pygmy Marmosets

Peculiar Primates: Pygmy Marmosets

A new school year is starting in the US, so we’re hoping this month’s peculiar primate will help you get ready and excited to learn. As requested, this month’s post is about the pygmy marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea). This little one is the smallest monkey in the world,...
Peculiar Primates: Bald-headed Uakaris

Peculiar Primates: Bald-headed Uakaris

This month’s primate certainly turns heads in the rainforests of South America. Let’s just say this species isn’t winning any beauty contests, not by our human standards, anyway. When looking at this primate, we find ourselves remembering a really bad sunburn. Think...
Peculiar Primates: Emperor Tamarins

Peculiar Primates: Emperor Tamarins

Hello everyone, and welcome to the first post of Peculiar Primates! Our research at the University of Arkansas incorporates a lot of different primates, so we want to clue you in to some of the cool, weird, and awesome species that we study. Of course, we’ll cover the...
Exciting happenings in the Terhune Lab

Exciting happenings in the Terhune Lab

Exciting things have been happening in the Terhune Lab so far this year! In fact, we’re a bit behind the curve here since so many things have been going on that we’ve decided to give you one big update. In January, both Ashly Romero and Caitlin Yoakum were named...