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About this book
About this book
The first edited volume to offer a comprehensive overview of this rare dietary niche in the primate order. Leading researchers in the field of primatology synthesize our current knowledge of the behavioral, socioecological, nutritional, morphological, and evolutionary aspects of exudate-feeding in primates. The Evolution of Exudativory in Primates covers exudate-feeding in callitrichines, callimicos, mouse lemurs, lorises, and galagos. Advances in our understanding of how these animals obtain their food and digest it, how this food resource affects social relationships, and how morphology is related to exudate-feeding are presented in subsequent essays. The final chapter synthesizes current data on what role exudate-feeding may have played in the earliest primates, the plesiadapiforms, and what exudate-feeding signals may be present in the fossil record.
Table of Contents for The Evolution of Exudativory in Primates List of contributors Dedication Acknowledgements Forward: Robert D. Martin 1. Introduction Leanne T. Nash and Anne M. Burrows 2. Nutritional and digestive challenges to being a gum-feeding primate Michael L. Power 3. Exudativory in primates: interspecific patterns Andrew C. Smith 4. The ecology of exudate production and exudate feeding in Saguinus and Callimico Paul A. Garber and Leila M. Porter 5. Influences on gum feeding in primates Andrew C. Smith 6. Gummivory in cheirogaleids: primitive retention or adaptation to hypervariable environments? Fabien G.S. Genin, Judith C. Masters, and Jorg U. Ganzhorn 7. Seasonality in gum and honeydew feeding in gray mouse lemurs Marine Joly-Radko and Elke Zimmermann 8. Comparative ecology of exudate feeding by Asian slow lorises (Nycticebus) K.A.I. Nekaris, C.R. Starr, R.L. Collins, and A. Navarro-Montes 9. Exudativory and primate skull form Matthew J. Ravosa, Russell T. Hogg, and Christopher J. Vinyard 10. A comparative analysis of the articular cartilage in the temporomandibular joint of gouging and non-gouging New World monkeys Amy L. Mork, Walter E. Horton, Jr., and Christopher J. Vinyard 11. Galago dental adaptations to exudativory: It's not the toothcomb that counts Anne M. Burrows and Leanne T. Nash 12. A guide to galago diversity: Getting a grip on how best to chew gum Isobel R. Stephenson, Simon K. Bearder, Guiseppe Donati, and Johann Karlsson 13. Tongue morphology in infant and adult bushbabies (Otolemur spp.) Beth A. Docherty, Laura J. Alport, Kunwar P. Bhatnagar, Anne M. Burrows, and Timothy D. Smith 14. Adaptive profile versus adaptive specialization: Fossils and gummivory in primate evolution Alfred L. Rosenberger Index
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From the reviews: "Exudativory, or exudate-feeding, is a dietary category that is remarkably prevalent among primates. ! Morphologist Burrows (Duquesne) and primatologist Nash (Arizona State) have compiled 14 chapters by 29 contributors covering all aspects of exudativory, including nutrition, digestion, ecology, evolution, and morphology (skull, temporomandibular joint, teeth, hands, feet, nails, and tongue). ! Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals in primatology, biological anthropology, and zoology." (E. J. Sargis, Choice, Vol. 48 (6), February, 2011)