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The Natural History of the Doucs and Snub-Nosed Monkeys

Series: Recent Advances in Human Biology Volume: 4

Edited By: Nina G Jablonski

382 pages, Col and b/w photos, figs, tabs, maps

World Scientific Publishing

Hardback | Aug 1998 | #72786 | ISBN: 9810231318
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NHBS Price: £95.99 $121/€113 approx

About this book

Virtually unknown and unstudied until twenty years ago, the doucs and snub-nosed monkeys occupy some of the most remote habitats of eastern Asia and exhibit some of the most unusual adaptations of any nonhuman primate. This volume provides detailed information on the biology, ecology, evolution and conservation of these rare Asian primates.


Contents

Part 1 Evolution and systematics: the evolution of the doucs and snub-nosed monkeys and the phyletic unity of the odd-nosed monkeys, N.G. Jablonski; classification and distribution of the extant subspecies of golden snub-nosed monkey ("Rhinopithecus roxellana"), Y.-X. Wang et al; mitochondrial cytochrome b gene sequences of langurs - evolutionary inference and conservation relevance, Y.-P. Zhang and O.A. Ryder. Part 2 Anatomy: the integument of the odd-nosed colobines, G. Chaplin and N.G. Jablonski; mandibular morphology of the doucs and snub-nosed monkeys in relation to diet, N.G. Jablonski et al; the morphology of the gastrointestinal tract of "Pygathrix nemaues" (Linnaeus, 1771), J.M. Caton. Part 3 Ecology and behaviour: ecology and behaviour in snub-nosed and douc langurs, R.C. Kirkpatrick; natural history of douc langurs, L.K. Lippold; preliminary observations on the ecology and behaviour of the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey ("Rhinopithecus avunculus") in Northern Vietnam, R. Boonratana and X.C. Le; ecology and behaviour of the Guizhou snub-nosed langur ("Rhinopithecus brelichi"), with a discussion of the socioecology in the genus, W. Bleisch and J.-H. Xie; selected nutrient analysis of plants in the diet of the Guizhou snub-nosed monkey ("Rhinopithecus brelkichi"), W. Bleisch et al; preliminary survey of the home range and ranging behaviour of golden monkeys ("Rhinopithecus roxellana") in Shennongjia National Natural Reserve, Hubei, China, Y.-J. Su et al; preliminary survey of the social organization of "Rhinopithecus roxellana" in Shennongjia National Natural Reserve, Hubei, China, R.-M. Ren et al; time budgets of the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey ("Thinopithecus bieti"), Y.-C. Long et al. Part 4 Conservation: primate conservation in Vietnam, L.K. Lippold and V.N. Thanh; conservation status and prospects of the snub-nosed langurs (Colobinae - "Rhinopithecus"), R.-M. Ren et al; conservation of Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys ("Rhinopithecus avunculus") in Vietnam, R. Boonratana and X.C. Le; maintenance and breeding of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys ("Rhinopithecus bieti") in captivity, W.-Z. Ji et al; appendix - toward a gazetteer of the snub-nosed and douc langurs, R.C. Kirkpatrick.

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