Lemur Social Systems and Their Ecological Basis

Editors: Ganzhorn, J., Kappeler, P.M. (Eds.)

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The past decade has seen a steady increase in studies oflemur behavior and ecology. As a result, there is much novel information on newly studied populations, and even newly discovered species, that has not yet been published or summarized. In fact, lemurs have not been the focus of an international symposium since the Prosimian Biology Conference in London in 1972. Moreover, research on lemurs has reached a new quality by addressing general issues in behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology. Although lemurs provide important comparative information on these topics, this aspect of research on lemurs has not been reviewed and compared with similar studies in other primate radiations. Thus, as did many in the field, we felt that the time was ripe to review and synthesize our knowledge of lemur behavioral ecology. Following an initiative by Gerry Doyle, we organized a symposium at the XIVth Congress of the International Primatological Society in Strasbourg, France, where 15 contributions summarized much new information on lemur social systems and their ecological basis. This volume provides a collection of the papers presented at the Strasbourg symposium (plus two reports from recently completed field projects). Each chapter was peer-reviewed, typically by one "lemurologist" and one other biologist. The first three chapters present novel information from the first long-term field studies of three enigmatic species. Sterling describes the social organization of Daubentonia madagascariensis, showing that aye-aye ranging patterns deviate from those of all other nocturnal primates.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Patterns of Range Use and Social Organization in Aye-Ayes (Daubentonia Madagascariensis) on Nosy Mangabe

    Pages 1-10

    Sterling, Eleanor J.

  • The Socioecology of Eulemur Macaco: A Preliminary Report

    Pages 11-23

    Colquhoun, Ian C.

  • Home Range and Diet in Red Ruffed Lemurs (Varecia Variegata Rubra) on the Masoala Peninsula, Madagascar

    Pages 25-39

    Rigamonti, Marco M.

  • Male Transfer in Captive Ruffed Lemurs, Varecia Variegata Variegata

    Pages 41-49

    White, Frances J. (et al.)

  • A Review of Predation on Lemurs: Implications for the Evolution of Social Behavior in Small, Nocturnal Primates

    Pages 51-66

    Goodman, Steven M. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lemur Social Systems and Their Ecological Basis
Editors
  • J. Ganzhorn
  • P.M. Kappeler
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-2412-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-2412-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-44576-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-2414-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 274
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