Ringtailed Lemur Biology

Lemur Catta in Madagascar

ISBN: 978-0-387-32669-6 (Print) 978-0-387-34126-2 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

  2. Distribution: Ringtailed Lemurs in Madagascar

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-15

      The Distribution and Biogeography of the Ringtailed Lemur (Lemur catta) in Madagascar

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      Pages 16-31

      A Preliminary Estimate of Lemur catta Population Density Using Satellite Imagery

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      Pages 32-42

      Berenty Reserve: A Research Site in Southern Madagascar

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      Pages 43-51

      Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve: A Research Site in Southwestern Madagascar

  3. Ringtails and Their Forests: Feeding and Ranging

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 53-53

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      Pages 55-68

      Plant Species Fed on by Lemur catta in Gallery Forests of the Southern Domain of Madagascar

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      Pages 69-85

      Tamarind Recruitment and Long-Term Stability in the Gallery Forest at Berenty, Madagascar

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      Pages 86-101

      Home Ranges of Ringtailed Lemur Troops

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      Pages 102-118

      The Influence of Tamarind Tree Quality and Quantity on Lemur catta Behavior

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      Pages 119-140

      Feeding Competition Between Introduced Eulemur fulvus and Native Lemur catta During the Birth Season at Berenty Reserve, Southern Madagascar

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      Pages 141-159

      Tradition and Novelty: Lemur catta Feeding Strategy on Introduced Tree Species at Berenty Reserve

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      Pages 160-183

      Diet Quality and Taste Perception of Plant Secondary Metabolites by Lemur catta

  4. Social Behavior within and Between Troops

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 185-185

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      Pages 187-207

      Territory as Bet-hedging: Lemur catta in a Rich Forest and an Erratic Climate

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      Pages 208-232

      Resource Defense in Lemur catta: The Importance of Group Size

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      Pages 233-244

      Social Changes in a Wild Population of Ringtailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) at Berenty, Madagascar

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      Pages 245-270

      Obsession with Agonistic Power

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      Pages 271-295

      Male and Female Ringtailed Lemurs' Energetic Strategy Does Not Explain Female Dominance

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      Pages 296-310

      Male Sociality and Integration During the Dispersal Process in Lemur catta: A Case Study

  5. Health and Disease

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 311-311

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      Pages 313-331

      Patterns of Health, Disease, and Behavior Among Wild Ringtailed Lemurs, Lemur catta: Effects of Habitat and Sex

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      Pages 332-342

      Bald Lemur Syndrome and the Miracle Tree: Alopecia Associated with Leucaena leucocephala at Berenty Reserve, Madagascar

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      Pages 343-366

      Temporal Change in Tooth Size Among Ringtailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) at the Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar: Effects of an Environmental Fluctuation

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 367-376