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Indonesian Primates

  • Indonesia is home to an extraordinary diversity of primates and conservation hotspots

  • Will showcase the most up to date research on the behavior, ecology and conservation status of Indonesian primates

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects (DIPR)

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Indonesia’s Monkeys

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 180-180
    2. Predator Recognition in the Absence of Selection

      • Jessica L. Yorzinski
      Pages 181-197
    3. Pests, Pestilence, and People: The Long-Tailed Macaque and Its Role in the Cultural Complexities of Bali

      • Kelly E. Lane, Michelle Lute, Aida Rompis, I. Nengah Wandia, I. G. A. Arta Putra, Hope Hollocher et al.
      Pages 235-248
    4. The Not-So-Sacred Monkeys of Bali: A Radiographic Study of Human-Primate Commensalism

      • Michael A. Schilaci, Gregory A. Engel, Agustin Fuentes, Aida Rompis, Arta Putra, I. Nengah Wandia et al.
      Pages 249-256
    5. Thomas Langurs: Ecology, Sexual Conflict and Social Dynamics

      • Serge A. Wich, Elisabeth H. M. Sterck
      Pages 285-308

About this book

Indonesia possesses the second largest primate population in the world, with over 33 different primate species. Although Brazil possesses more primate species, Indonesia outranks it in terms of its diversity of primates, ranging from prosimians (slow lorises and tarsiers), to a multitude of Old World Monkey species (macaques, langurs, proboscis moneys) to lesser apes (siamangs, gibbons) and great apes (orangutans). The primates of Indonesia are distributed throughout the archipelago.

Partly in response to the number of primates distributed throughout the Indonesian archipelago, Indonesia is classified as the home of two biodiversity hotspots (Wallacea and Sundaland). In order to be classified as a hotspot, an area must have a large proportion of endemic species coupled with a high degree of threat including having lost more than 70% of its original habitat. Two areas within Indonesia meet these criteria. The tremendous diversity of primates in Indonesia, in conjunction with the conservation issues facing the primates of this region, created a need for this volume.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“In this volume, primatologists Gursky-Doyen and Supriatna assemble discussions about ongoing research conducted by an international community of scholars. Studies include the social behavior, ecology, and, in particular, conservation of these often-endangered relatives of humans. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty.” (E. Delson, Choice, Vol. 48 (1), September, 2010)

“If you are in the market for a book on Indonesian primates, there is no doubt that you could not do better than this handsome volume. … It will inevitably be purchased by, and for, libraries for reference, and it will date quickly. If you need this book for your PhD or dissertation, you will buy it.” (Jennie Robinson, The Biologist, Vol. 57 (4), December, 2010)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dept. Anthropology, Texas A&M University, College Station, U.S.A.

    Sharon Gursky

  • Conservation International Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Jatna Supriatna

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eBook USD 189.00
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Softcover Book USD 249.99
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Hardcover Book USD 249.99
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