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The genus Macaca is the most widely distributed of non-human primates. All macaque species, except the North African Barbary macaque, are found in 20 countries in the South-East Asia region. Fossil evidence suggests that, in the Pleistocene period, t … weiterlesen
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Titel: Evolution and Ecology of Macaque Societies

ISBN: 0521021715
EAN: 9780521021715
Sprache: Englisch.
Herausgegeben von John E. Fa, Donald G. Lindburg
CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR

August 2005 - kartoniert - 616 Seiten

Beschreibung

The genus Macaca is the most widely distributed of non-human primates. All macaque species, except the North African Barbary macaque, are found in 20 countries in the South-East Asia region. Fossil evidence suggests that, in the Pleistocene period, the macaques were more widespread, living throughout most of Eurasia and northern Africa, but they have now disappeared between North Africa and South-East Asia. 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 live in a variety of habitats. Studies of this group will give us important insights into the speciation process in a radiating group of non-human primates. Although macaques are probably one of the most studied cercopithecine 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, 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.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface J. E. Fa and D. G. Lindburg; Part I. Biogeography and Evolution: 1. Evolutionary relationships of the Macaques G. A. Hoelzer and D. J. Melnick; 2. Genetic relatedness between populations of Macaca fascicularis on Sumatra W. Scheffrahn and J. R. de Ruiter; 3. Secondary intergradation between Macaca maurus and M. tonkeana, and the species status of M. togeanus J.W. Froelich and J. Supriatna; Part II. Population Biology, Ecology and Conservation: 4. A comparison of ecological strategies of Pig-tailed Macaques, Mandrills and Drills J. O. Caldecott, A. Feistner and L. Gadsby; 5. A comparison of Rhesus Macaques in temperate and tropical environments J. O. Caldecott, A. Feistner and L. Gadsby; 6. Demography and dynamics of Barbary Macaque troops in different habitats N. Menard and D. Vallet; 7. Grouping patterns and group composition in Macaca nigrescens A. Kohlhaas and C. H. Southwick; 8. Socioecological dynamics of Japanese Macaque troop ranging T. Maruhashi, Y. Takahata and H. Takasaki; 9. Riverine refuging by wild Sumatran Long-tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis) C. P.van Shaik, A. van Amerongen and M. van Noordwijk; 10. Comparison of provisioned and wild Long-tailed Macaques B. Wheatley, M. Gonder and D. K. Harya Putra; 11. Inter-regional and inter-seasonal variations of food quality in Japanese Macaques N. Nakagawa, T. Iwamoto, N. Yokota and G. Soumah; 12. Population management and viability of the Gibraltar Barbary Macaques J. E. Fa and R. Lind; 13. Eco-ethology of Tibetan Macaques at Mt. Emei, China Q. Zhao; Part III. Mating and Social Systems: 14. Differential reproduction in male and female Barbary Macaques A. Paul and J. Kuester; 15. Reproductive behaviour of captive Lion-tailed Macaques D. J. Lindburg; 16. Sexual behaviour and mating system in wild Pig-tailed Macaques in West Sumatra T. Oi; 17. Determinants of reproductive seasonality in Japanese Macaques L. Fedigan and L. Griffin; 18. Behaviour of mixed species groups of macaques F. D. Burton and L. Chan; 19. The population genetic consequences of Macaque social organisation and behaviour D. J. Melnick and G. A. Hoelzer; 20. Variation in social mechanisms by which males attain the alpha rank among Japanese Macaques D. S. Sprague, S. Suzuki and T. Tsukahara; 21. Life history of females in a wild population of Yaku Macaques D. A. Hill and N. Okaysu; 22. Twenty year social history of a dominant Stumptail Macaque matriline R. Rhine and A. Maryanski; 23. Branch shaking and related displays in wild Barbary Macaques P. T. Mehlman; 24. The interplay of kinship organisation and facial communication in the Macaques A. Zeller; 25. Vocal communication in Macaques M. D. Hauser.

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'... 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
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