Ringtailed Lemur Biology

Lemur Catta in Madagascar

  • Alison Jolly
  • Robert W. Sussman
  • Naoki Koyama
  • Hantanirina Rasamimanana

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Distribution: Ringtailed Lemurs in Madagascar

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Steven M. Goodman, Soava V. Rakotoarisoa, Lucienne Wilmé
      Pages 3-15
    3. Robert W. Sussman, Sean Sweeney, Glen M. Green, Ingrid Porton, O. L. Andrianasolondraibe, Joelisoa Ratsirarson
      Pages 16-31
    4. Alison Jolly, Naoki Koyama, Hantanirina Rasamimanana, Helen Crowley, George Williams
      Pages 32-42
    5. Joelisoa Ratsirarson, Robert W. Sussman
      Pages 43-51
  3. Ringtails and Their Forests: Feeding and Ranging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Bruno Simmen, Michelle L. Sauther, Takayo Soma, Hantanirina Rasamimanana, Robert W. Sussman, Alison Jolly et al.
      Pages 55-68
    3. Kathryn Blumenfeld-Jones, Tahirihasina M. Randriamboavonjy, George Williams, Anne S. Mertl-Millhollen, Susan Pinkus, Hantanirina Rasamimanana
      Pages 69-85
    4. Naoki Koyama, Takayo Soma, Shinichiro Ichino, Y. Takahata
      Pages 86-101
    5. Anne S. Mertl-Millhollen, Hajarimanitra Rambeloarivony, Wendy Miles, Veronica A. Kaiser, Lisa Gray, Loretta T. Dorn et al.
      Pages 102-118
    6. Bruno Simmen, S. Peronny, M. Jeanson, Annette Hladik, A. Marez
      Pages 160-183
  4. Social Behavior within and Between Troops

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Alison Jolly, Hantanirina Rasamimanana, Marisa Braun, Tracy Dubovick, Christopher Mills, George Williams
      Pages 187-207
    3. R. Ethan Pride, Dina Felantsoa, Tahirihasina M. Randriamboavonjy, R. Randriambelona
      Pages 208-232
    4. Michael. E. Pereira
      Pages 245-270
    5. Hantanirina Rasamimanana, Vonjy N. Andrianome, Hajarimanitra Rambeloarivony, Patrick Pasquet
      Pages 271-295
  5. Health and Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Michelle L. Sauther, Krista D. Fish, Frank P. Cuozzo, David S. Miller, Mandala Hunter-Ishikawa, Heather Culbertson
      Pages 313-331
    3. Graham C. Crawford, Louis-Expert Andriafaneva, Kathryn Blumenfeld-Jones, Gary Calaba, Linda Clarke, Lisa Gray et al.
      Pages 332-342
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 367-376

About this book


Ringtailed Lemur Biology is the first comprehensive volume dedicated to the Lemur catta, Madagascar's flagship species, whose black and white tails adorn tourist brochures and children's schoolbooks, and which has been studied in the wild for forty years. Written by leading research scientists in the field, this is the authoritative volume on ringtailed lemur distribution, ecology, social behavior, and health and includes the first maps of their distribution, population, and decline. The editors, and contributors, have united to produce a book of cutting edge knowledge on the lemur species whose troop structure is most like the monkeys of other continents but which proves, like so much else in Madagascar, to be unique.


Ecology behavior behavioral ecology environment perception physiology primates

Editors and affiliations

  • Alison Jolly
    • 1
  • Robert W. Sussman
    • 2
  • Naoki Koyama
    • 3
  • Hantanirina Rasamimanana
    • 4
  1. 1.University of SussexBrightonUK
  2. 2.Washington UniversitySt. LouisUSA
  3. 3.Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  4. 4.Université d'AntananarivoMadagascar

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