Lemurs

Ecology and Adaptation

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ISBN: 978-0-387-34585-7 (Print) 978-0-387-34586-4 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx

  2. Lemur Origins, History of Ecological Studies on Lemurs, and the Ecology of the Recently Extinct (Subfossil) Lemurs

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-17

      Origin of the Malagasy Strepsirhine Primates

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      Pages 19-39

      Notes on the History of Ecological Studies of Malagasy Lemurs

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      Pages 41-64

      Ecology and Extinction of Madagascar's Subfossil Lemurs

  3. The Evolution of Lemur Traits, Basic and Unusual Patterns

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 66-66

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      Pages 67-96

      Impact of Ecology on the Teeth of Extant Lemurs: A Review of Dental Adaptations, Function, and Life History

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      Pages 97-110

      Big Is Beautiful: Fat Storage and Hibernation as a Strategy to Cope with Marked Seasonality in the Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur (Cheirogaleus medius)

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      Pages 111-131

      Polyspecific Associations of Crowned Lemurs and Sanford's Lemurs in Madagascar

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      Pages 133-157

      Cathemerality in Lemurs

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      Pages 159-184

      Adaptations in the Aye-aye: A Review

  4. Connecting Ecology and Adaptation: Summaries and New Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 186-186

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      Pages 187-210

      Evolutionary Divergence in the Brown Lemur Species Complex

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      Pages 211-234

      Ecological Diversity and Seasonal Adaptations of Mouse Lemurs (Microcebus spp.)

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      Pages 235-254

      Social Pair-Bonding and Resource Defense in Wild Red-Bellied Lemurs (Eulemur rubriventer)

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      Pages 255-274

      Lemur catta Ecology: What We Know and What We Need to Know

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      Pages 275-304

      Impact of Seasonality and Reproduction on Social Structure, Ranging Patterns, and Fission–Fusion Social Organization in Red Ruffed Lemurs

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      Pages 305-326

      Ecologically Enigmatic Lemurs: The Sifakas of the Eastern Forests (Propithecus candidus, P. diadema, P. edwardsi, P. perrieri, and P. tattersalli)

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      Pages 327-352

      Behavioral and Ecological Adaptations in Two Small Folivorous Lemurs with Different Social Organization: Avabi and Lepilemur

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      Pages 353-368

      The Feeding Ecology and Related Adaptations of Indri indri

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      Pages 369-381

      Behavior and Ecology of Gentle Lemurs (Genus Hapalemur)

  5. Lemur Adaptations to a Changing Environment, Natural and Anthropogenic Stress

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 384-384

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      Pages 385-401

      Considering Climate Change Effects in Lemur Ecology and Conservation

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      Pages 403-422

      Diet Composition, Foraging, and Feeding Behavior in Relation to Habitat Disturbance: Implications for the Adaptability of Ruffed Lemurs (Varecia variegata editorium) in Manombo Forest, Madagascar

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      Pages 423-440

      Overview on the Health and Disease Ecology of Wild Lemurs: Conservation Implications

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 441-450