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About this book
About this book
Contains selected presentations on lemurs made at the 17th International Primatology Society Congress in 1998. The chapters highlight new and exciting developments in lemur research, touching several important fields from conservation to theoretical aspects of behavioral ecology, as well as nutrition and public education.
1. Ancient DNA in subfossil lemurs; A.D. Yoder, et al. 2. Past and present distributions of lemurs in Madagascar; L.R. Godfrey, et al. 3. Skeletal morphology and the phylogeny of the lemuridae; G.F.N. Randria. 4. Support preference of two sympatric lemur species; L. Razafimanantsoa. 5. Field metabolic rate and the cost of ranging of the Red-tailed Sportive Lemur (Lepilemur ruficaudatus); S. Drack, et al. 6. Metabolic strategy and social behaviour in lemuridae; M.E. Pereira, et al. 7. Cathemeral activity of Red-fronted Brown Lemurs (Eulemur fulvus rufus) in the Kirindy Forest/CFPF; G. Donati, et al. 8. Social organisation of the Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur (Cheirogaleus medius) in Northwestern Madagascar; A.E. Mueller. 9. Demography and floating males in a population of Cheirogaleus medius; J. Fietz. 10. Influence of social organisation patterns on food intake of Lemur catta in the Berenty Reserve; H. Rasaminanana. 11. The importance of the Black Lemur (Eulemur macao) for seed dispersal in Lokobe Forest, Nosy Be; C.R. Birkinshaw. 12. Taste discrimination in lemurs and other primates, and the relationships to distribution of plant allelochemicals in different habitats of Madagascar; B. Simmen, et al. 13. Folivory in a Small-bodied Lemur; T. Mutschler. 14. Conservation of the Alaotran Gentle Lemur; A.T.C. Feistner. 15. Teaching primatology at the University of Mahajanga (NW Madagascar); U. Thalman, A. Zaramody. 16. Lemurs as flagships for conservation in Madagascar; J.C. Durbin. Index.