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Comparative Behavioral Ecology of Madagascan Lemurs


Series: Chapman & Hall Wildlife, Ecology and Behaviour Series Volume: 3

By: J Ganzhorn, P Kappeler and S O'Connor

256 pages, 25 b/w illus, 125 line illus

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Paperback | Dec 1998 | #33158 | ISBN: 0412472600
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | #33159 | ISBN: 0412472503
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About this book

Presents new information on the biology and social behaviour of Madagascan lemurs. The different issues relating to the social behaviour of this group are based on a sound theoretical basis, and the information on their population ecology and dynamics comes from studies on captive and semi-free ranging animals.


Introduction to lemurs. Social structure of lemur societies. Social organization of lemur societies. Communication. Comparative life histories of lemurs. Structure of lemur communities. Habitat and food selection. Lemur-plant interactions. Lemurs in manipulated habitats.

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