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Behavior of mixed species of groups of macaques
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1996
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0521416809
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1996
Cambridge University Press
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0521416809
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7099786
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Evolution and ecology of macaque societies. Edited by John E. Fa & Donald G. Lindburg. Cambridge University Press. pp 389-412.
 
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Appeared in Choice on 1997-03-01:
Macaques (members of the zoological genus Macaca) are the most widespread monkeys in the world, in fact the most wide-ranging primates other than humans. Rhesus monkeys, Japanese macaques, and the "Barbary apes" of Gibraltar and northwest Africa are among the more familiar species of this genus. They and other species have been studied for decades by numerous research groups interested in understanding their evolutionary history, behavior patterns, ecological adaptations, and communication systems. In 1980, Lindburg edited a survey volume (The Macaques: Studies in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, 1980) on which the present work builds. Most of the 19 species of macaques are discussed in some detail, and in fact one little-known population on islands near Sulawesi (Indonesia) is suggested to represent a full species, albeit one in severe need of conservation efforts if not already extinct. Unfortunately, almost nothing is presented about the Formosan or Assamese species, nor about several of the seven proposed species on Sulawesi. Most of the chapters concentrate on ecology and behavior, presenting much new data and comparisons with other primates. Recommended for graduates through faculty and researchers. E. Delson CUNY Herbert H. Lehman College
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'... an excellent source of information on the variety and adaptability of this primate group.' Trends in Ecology and Evolution
'... an excellent source of information on the variety and adaptability of this primate group.'Trends in Ecology and Evolution
‘… an excellent source of information on the variety and adaptability of this primate group.’Trends in Ecology and Evolution
'... bang up to date.' New Scientist
'... bang up to date.'New Scientist
‘… bang up to date.’New Scientist
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The genus Macaca is the most widely distributed of non-human primates and is found in 20 countries in South-East Asia and North Africa. Over the comparatively short time span of 5 million years, macaques have evolved diverse forms, from long-tailed arboreal types to robust terrestrial animals, and inhabit a variety of habitats. Although macaques are probably one of the most studied monkeys both in the wild and in captivity, data from long-term studies and pioneering work on little-known species are only just emerging. In this book, world authorities on macaques interpret recent research and present up-to-date syntheses of many aspects of macaque ecology, evolution, behaviour and conservation. This book will prove to be the definitive synthesis of the subject for all those interested in this fascinating group of monkeys for many years to come.
Description for Library
Macaques are one of the most widely studied non-human primate groups. Within the last five million years, they have evolved into an incredibly diverse array of forms from long-tailed arboreal types to robust terrestrial forms. Today, they are found in northwestern Africa and in South East Asia, but were once much more widespread. In this definitive synthesis, researchers from many parts of the world are brought together to interpret recent findings on many aspects of macaque ecology, evolution, behaviour and conservation.
Main Description
The genus Macaca is the most widely distributed of nonhuman primates and is found in twenty countries in Southeast Asia and North Africa. Over the comparative short time span of five million years, macaques have evolved diverse forms, from long-tailed arboreal types to robust terrestrial animals, and inhabit a variety of habitats. Although macaques are probably one of the most studied monkeys both in the wild and in captivity, data from long-term studies and pioneering work of little-known species are only just emerging. In this book, world authorities on macaques interpret recent research and present up-to-date syntheses of many aspects of macaque ecology, evolution, behavior and conservation.
Main Description
The genus Macaca is the most widely distributed of non-human primates and is found in 20 countries in South-East Asia and North Africa. Over the comparatively short time span of 5 million years, macaques have evolved diverse forms, from long-tailed arboreal types to robust terrestrial animals, and inhabit a variety of habitats. Although macaques are probably one of the most studied monkeys both in the wild and in captivity, data from long-term studies and pioneering work on little-known species are only just emerging. In this 1996 book, world authorities on macaques interpret research and present syntheses of many aspects of macaque ecology, evolution, behaviour and conservation. This book will prove to be the definitive synthesis of the subject for all those interested in this fascinating group of monkeys for many years to come.
Description for Bookstore
Macaques are a diverse group of primates, whose evolution has occurred over a similar timespan to that of humans. This 1996 book is a synthesis of findings about many aspects of macaque ecology, evolution and behaviour, and will provide an indispensable reference volume for all those interested in this fascinating group.
Description for Bookstore
Macaques are a diverse group of primates, whose evolution has occurred over a similar timespan to that of humans. This book is the definitive synthesis of recent findings about many aspects of macaque ecology, evolution and behaviour, and will provide an indispensable reference volume for all those interested in this fascinating group.
Description for Bookstore
Macaques are one of the most widely studied non-human primate groups. Within the last five million years, they have evolved into an incredibly diverse array of forms from long-tailed arboreal types, to robust terrestrial forms. Today, they are found in northwestern Africa and in South east Asia, but were once much more widespread. In this definitive synthesis, researchers from many parts of the world are brought together to interpret recent findings on many aspects of Macaque ecology, evolution, behavior and conservation.
Table of Contents
Preface
Biogeography and Evolution
Evolutionary relationships of the Macaques
Genetic relatedness between populations of Macaca fascicularis on Sumatra
Secondary intergradation between Macaca maurus and M. tonkeana, and the species status of M. togeanus
Population Biology, Ecology and Conservation
A comparison of ecological strategies of Pig-tailed Macaques, Mandrills and Drills
A comparison of Rhesus Macaques in temperate and tropical environments
Demography and dynamics of Barbary Macaque troops in different habitats
Grouping patterns and group composition in Macaca nigrescens
Socioecological dynamics of Japanese Macaque troop ranging
Riverine refuging by wild Sumatran Long-tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis)
Comparison of provisioned and wild Long-tailed
Inter-regional and inter-seasonal variations of food quality in Japanese Macaques
Population management and viability of the Gibraltar Barbary Macaques
Eco-ethology of Tibetan Macaques at Mt. Emei
Mating and Social Systems
Differential reproduction in male and female Barbary Macaques
Reproductive behaviour of captive Lion-tailed Macaques
Sexual behaviour and mating system in wild Pig-tailed Macaques in West
Determinants of reproductive seasonality in Japanese Macaques
Behaviour of mixed species groups of macaques
The population genetic consequences of Macaque social organisation and behaviour
Variation in social mechanisms by which males attain the alpha rank among Japanese Macaques
Life history of females in a wild population of Yaku Macaques
Twenty year social history of a dominant Stumptail Macaque matriline
Branch shaking and related displays in wild Barbary Macaques
The interplay of kinship organisation and facial communication in the Macaques
Vocal communication in Macaques
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