Lemur Social Systems And Their Ecological Basis

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EditorJ. Ganzhorn, P.M. Kappeler

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Summarizes the research on lemurs, often called the most primitive primates, over the past decade, emphasizing the only recently begun investigations into their behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology. Another species has even been identified since the last major conference on lemurs, in 1972. Home range and diet, male transfer in captives, the relations of female's feeding behavior to their physiological state, food availability and seasonal reproduction, and sexual selection, are among the topics. The 17 papers are from a symposium at the Congress of the International Primatological Society in Strasbourg, France, August 1992. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Summarizes the research on lemurs, often called the most primitive primates, over the past decade, emphasizing the only recently begun investigations into their behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology. Another species has even been identified since the last major conference on lemurs, in 1972. Home range and diet, male transfer in ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:282 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.04 inPublisher:Springer US

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Patterns of Range Use and Social Organization of Ayeayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis) on Nosy Mangabe; E.J. Sterling. The Socioecology of Eulemur macaco; I.C. Colquhoun. Home Range and Diet in Red Ruffed Lemurs (Varecia variegata rubra) on the Masoala Peninsula, Madagascar; M.M. Rigamonti. Male Transfer in Captive Ruffed Lemurs, Varecia variegata variegata; F.J. White, et al. A Review of Predation on Lemurs; S.M. Goodman, et al. Adaptation and Phylogenetic Constraints in the Antipredator Behavior of Ringtailed and Ruffed Lemurs; J.M. Macedonia. Territoriality in Lemur catta Groups During the Birth Season at Berenty, Madagascar; A. Jollly, et al. A New Interpretation of the Social Organization and Mating System of the Ringtailed Lemur (Lemur catta); M.L. Sauther, R.W. Sussman. Feeding Behavior of Lemur catta Females in Relation to their Physiological State; H.R. Rasamimanana, E. Rafidinarivo. 8 additional articles. Index.