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About this book
About this book
Old World monkeys (Cercopithecoidea) are the most successful and diverse group of living nonhuman primates in terms of the number of species, behavioural repertoires and ecology. They have much to teach us about the processes of evolution and the principles of ecology, and are among our closest living relatives. This volume presents a broad, technical account of cercopithecoid biology including molecular, behavioral and morphological approaches to phylogeny, population structure, allometry, fossil history, functional morphology, ecology, cognitive capabilities, social behaviour and conservation. Contributors include Clifford Jolly, Lynn Fairbanks, Patricia Whitten, Thomas Struhsaker and Carey Yeager.
List of contributors; Preface; 1. Old World monkeys: three decades of development and change in the study of the Cercopithecoidea Clifford J. Jolly and Paul F. Whitehead; 2. The molecular systematics of the Cercopithecoidae Todd R. Disotell; 3. Molecular genetic variation and population structure in Papio baboons Jeffrey Rogers; 4. The phylogeny of the Cercopithecoidea Colin P. Groves; 5. Ontogeny of the nasal capsule in cercopithecoids: a contribution to the comparative and evolutionary morphology of catarrhines Wolfgang Maier; 6. Old World monkey origins and diversification: an evolutionary study of diet and dentition Brenda R. Benefit; 7. Geological context of fossil Cercopithecoidea from eastern Africa Thomas Gundling and Andrew Hill; 8. The oro-facial complex in macaques: tongue and jaw movements in feeding Karen Hiiemae; 9. Evolutionary morphology of the skull in Old World monkeys Matthew J. Ravosa and Lorna P. Profant; 10. Evolutionary endocrinology of the cercopithecoids Patricia L. Whitten; 11. Behavioral ecology and socioendocrinology of reproductive maturation in cercopithecine monkeys Fred B. Bercovitch; 12. Quantitative assessment of occlusal wear and age estimation in Ethiopian and Tanzanian baboons Jane E. Phillips-Conroy, Thore Bergman and Clifford J. Jolly; 13. Maternal investment throughout the life span in Old World monkeys Lynn A. Fairbanks; 14. Cognitive capacities of Old World monkeys based on studies of social behavior Irwin S. Bernstein; 15. The effects of predation and habitat quality on the socioecology of African monkeys: lessons from the islands of Bioko and Zanzibar Thomas T. Struhsaker; 16. The loud calls of black-and-white colobus monkeys: their adaptive and taxonomic significance in light of new data John F. Oates, C. M. Bocian and C. J. Terranova; 17. Agonistic and affiliative relationships in a blue monkey group Marina Cords; 18. Locomotor behavior in Ugandan monkeys Daniel L. Gebo and Colin A. Chapman; 19. The behavioral ecology of Asian colobines Carey P. Yeager and Karen Kool; Index.
Associate Professor at Capital Community College in Hartford, Ct. and Curatorial Affiliate in Vertebrate Zoology at the Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, Connecticut
528 pages, 5 b/w photos, 65 line illus, 58 tabs
'Old World Monkeys is a landmark volume ... an invaluable resource for all primatologists.' J. K. McKee, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society