International Journal of Primatology

, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp 765–795 | Cite as

Primates in northern Viet Nam: A review of the ecology and conservation status of extant species, with notes on pleistocene localities

  • Richard A. Nisbett
  • Russell L. Ciochon


We discuss the distribution of living and fossil primates in northern Viet Nam, integrate new localities into the known ranges, and address the ecological parameters and status of extant primate species. In addition, we interpolate fossil specimens from Pleistocene cave sites into the discussion of current ranges. This approach provides a unique glimpse into the past ranges of extant species in a tropical setting, which is unavailable for most regions of the world. Finally, we review the effects of ecocide and other anthropogenic threats to nonhuman primates in Viet Nam.

Key Words

primates Viet Nam Pleistocene extinction ecocide tropical ecology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard A. Nisbett
    • 1
  • Russell L. Ciochon
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyIowa State University of Science and TechnologyAmes
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of IowaIowa City

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