All Shops
We're still open for business - read our Brexit and Covid-19 statements

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £40 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Mammals  Primates

The Historical Biogeography of the Strepsirhini Understanding the Colonization of Madagascar

Journal / Magazine
Edited By: Judith C Masters
102 pages, diagrams
Publisher: S Karger
The Historical Biogeography of the Strepsirhini
Click to have a closer look
  • The Historical Biogeography of the Strepsirhini ISBN: 9783805582070 Paperback Dec 2006 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
    £43.00
    #165317
Price: £43.00
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

The origins of Madagascar's unique flora and fauna have occupied scientists since the acceptance of evolution.

This publication explores the question of how lemurs came to reach their current geographic distribution. Contributors from a range of disciplines sought to answer the following questions:
- What is our best estimate of the timing and sequence of continental movements in and around the Indian Ocean?
- Is there evidence of connections that could have served as migration routes between land masses, and when might they have been present?
- What does the nonprimate vertebrate fauna on Madagascar indicate about the timing and direction of potential dispersal routes?
- What does the fossil record imply about the biology of early lemuriforms and their relatives?
- What does molecular phylogenetics indicate about relationships among living lemuriforms, and what does this imply about the lemuriform and lemuroid
ancestors?
- What can biogeographic methods contribute to our understanding of lemuriform origins?
- Is there any evidence that the capacity for heterothermy has assisted overwater dispersal in mammals?

The multidisciplinary nature of the contributions to this volume make it uniquely valuable to primatologists (and primate evolutionists in particular), evolutionary biologists and biogeographers.

Special issue of Folia Primatologica 2006, Vol. 77, No. 6

Contents

Reconciling the Origins of Africa, India and Madagascar with Vertebrate Dispersal Scenarios: Masters, J.C.; de Wit, M.J.; Asher, R.J.; Malagasy Primate Origins: Phylogenies, Fossils, and Biogeographic Reconstructions: Stevens, N.J.; Heesy, C.P.; A Composite Molecular Phylogeny of Living Lemuroid Primates: DelPero, M.; Pozzi, L.; Masters, J.C.; Lemuriform Origins as Viewed from the Fossil Record: Godinot, M.; Lack of Torpor in Free-Ranging Southern Lesser Galagos, Galago moholi: Ecological and Physiological Considerations: Mzilikazi, N.; Masters, J.C.; Lovegrove, B.G.; Historical Biogeography of the Strepsirhine Primates of Madagascar: Tattersall, I.; Author Index; Subject Index.

Customer Reviews

Journal / Magazine
Edited By: Judith C Masters
102 pages, diagrams
Publisher: S Karger
Current promotions
British WildlifeHarper Collins PublishersSeabirds The New Identification GuideOrder your free copy of our 2021 equipment catalogues