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Orang-Utan Biology

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Edited By: JH Schwartz

416 pages, 67 b/w photos, 108 line drawings

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Jan 1989 | #4206 | ISBN: 0195043715
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Presents new data on the anatomy, reproduction, physiology, evolution and palaeontology of orang-utans.


OVERVIEW: HISTORY, TAXONOMY, BEHAVIOUR AND ECOLOGY, AND EVOLUTION O. Roher-Ertl: On the research history, nomenclature, and taxonomy; J. Courtenay, C. Groves & P. Andrews: Inter- or intra-island variation?: an assessment of the differences between Bornean and Sumatran; P.S. Rodman: Diversity and consistency in ecology and behaviour; J. Marks: The phylogenetic status from a genetic perspective; J.H. Schwartz: History, morphology, paleontology, and evolution. REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY, BEHAVIOUR, AND ANATOMY C.E. Graham: Reproductive physiology; R.D. Nadler: Sexual and reproductive behaviour; N.M. Czekala, S.E. Shindler & B.L. Lasley: Comparisons of female reproductive hormone patterns in the hominoids; S.R. Kingsely: Physiological development of male orang-utans and gorillas; J.F. Dahl: The external genitalia; H. Soma: Morphology of the placenta. NEUROANATOMY K. Zilles & G. Rehkamper: The brain, with special reference to its telencephalon; E. Armstrong & G.T.{Frost: The dicencephalon: a comparative review. CRANIOFACIAL ANATOMY, GROWTH, AND FUNCTIONAL MORPHOLOGY L.A. Winkler: Variation in the suboccipital anatomy; O. Roher-Ertl: Cranial growth; G.C. Conroy, M.W. Vannier & L.W. Winkler: Sexual dimorphism in exocranial and endocranial dimensions; B.T. Shea: Phylogeny and skull form in the hominoid primates; B.Brown & S.C. Ward: Basicranial and facial topography in Pongo and Sivapithecus. DENTAL MORPHOLOGY J.D. Swarts: Deciduous dentition: implications for hominoid phylogeny; D.R. Swindler & A.F. Olshan: Comparative and evolutionary aspects of dentition. POSTCRANIAL MORPHOLOGY, ONTOGENY, AND FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY M.E. Morbeck & A.L. Zihlman: Body composition and limb proportions; M.D. Rose: Functional anatomy of orang-utan cheiridia; R.H. Tuttle & G.W. Cortright: The positional behaviour, adaptive complexes, and evolution; J.D. Anderton: Anomalies and atavisms in the appendicular myology; W.L. Jungers & S.E. Hartman: Relative growth of the locomotor skeleton in orang-utan and other large-bodied hominoids.

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