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Creatures of the dark : the nocturnal prosimians

Author: L Alterman; Gerald A Doyle; M Kay Izard
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The papers in this volume are representative of those presented at a conference entitled "Creatures of the Dark: The Nocturnal Prosimians," held at Duke University, June 9-12, 1993. Most of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Congrès
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: L Alterman; Gerald A Doyle; M Kay Izard
ISBN: 0306451832 9780306451836
OCLC Number: 33441731
Notes: "Proceedings of an International Conference on Creatures of the Dark: the Nocturnal Prosimians, held June 9-12, 1993, in Durham, North Carolina"--Title page verso.
Description: xiv, 571 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Historical Perspective / G.A. Doyle --
How Primates Invented the Rainforest and Vice Versa / Robert W. Sussman --
"Visual Predation," Habitat Structure, and the Ancestral Primate Niche / Robin H. Crompton --
Pattern and Process in Strepsirhine Phylogeny / J.C. Masters, R.J. Rayner and I. Tattersall --
Predation, Pollination and Torpor in Two Nocturnal Prosimians: Cheirogaleus major and Microcebus rufus in the Rainforest of Madagascar / Patricia C. Wright and Louise B. Martin --
Determinants of Nighttime Activity in "Diurnal" Lemurid Primates / Deborah Overdorff and Michele A. Rasmussen --
Life History Variation among Nocturnal Prosimians / Peter Kappeler --
Sexual Selection and the Evolution of Copulatory Behavior in Nocturnal Prosimians / A.F. Dixson --
The Bioenergetics of Reproduction in Prosimian Primates: Is It Related to Female Dominance? / Christopher C. Tilden and Olav T. Oftedal --
History, Anatomy, Subfossil Record and Management of Daubentonia madagascariensis / Elwyn I. Simons --
Phylogenetic Relations among Prosimii with Special Reference to Lemuriformes and Malagasy Nocturnals / Bernard Dutrillaux and Yves Rumpler --
Phylogenetic Studies of Glutathione-Metabolizing Enzymes in Primate Lenses / William B. Rathbun --
Species Diversity in Lorisids: A Preliminary Analysis of Arcticebus, Perodicticus, and Nycticebus / Jeffrey Schwartz and Jeremy C. Beutel --
The Subspecies of Loris tardigradus and Their Conservation Status: A Review / Helga Schulze and Bernhard Meier. Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization Reveals Homologies among Tarsier, Galago and Human Karyotypes / Kim Coleman-Healy --
Behavior of Captive Loris tardigradus nordicus: A Qualitative Description, Including Some lnformation about Morphological Bases of Behavior / Helga Schulze and Bernhard Meier --
Perspectives on Percussive Foraging in the Aye-Aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) / Carl J. Erickson --
Right Hand Preference and Performance Biases in the Foraging Behavior of the Aye-Aye / Garrett Milliken --
Laterality in African and Malagasy Prosimians / Jeanette P. Ward --
Acoustic Communication in Nocturnal Prosimians / E. Zimmerman --
Species Diversity among Galagos with Special Reference to Mate Recognition / Simon Bearder --
Vocalizations of Some Cheirogaleid Prosimians Evaluated in a Phylogenetic Context / Kathrin Stanger --
Chemocommunication in the Reproductive Function of Mouse Lemurs / Martine Perret --
The Accessory (Vomeronasal) Chemoreceptor System in Some Prosimians / Charles Evans and Alain Schilling --
Toxins and Toothcombs: Potential Allospecific Chemical Defenses in Nycticebus and Perodicticus / Lon Alterman --
Social Organization and Food Constraints / Pierre Charles-Dominique --
Social Organization in the Aye-Aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) and the Perceived Distinctiveness of Nocturnal Primates / Eleanor J. Sterling and Alison F. Richard --
Locomotion in Nocturnal Prosimians / Holger Preuschoft, Hartmut Witte and Martin Fischer. Functional Morphology of Leaping Behaviors in Galagids: Associations between Landing Limb Use and Diaphyseal Geometry / Carl J. Terranova --
Locomotor Adaptations of Eocene Primates: Adaptive Diversity among the Earliest Prosimians / Herbert H. Covert --
Captive Conservation and the Role of the AZA Prosimian Advisory Group / Ingrid Porton --
The Role of Studbooks in Conservation and Captive Management of Nocturnal Prosimians / Helena Fitch-Snyder --
The Madagascar Fauna Group / Andrea S. Katz --
Aye-Aye Conservation: The Role of the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust / Anna T.C. Feistner and J. Bryan Carroll --
The Nocturnal Prosimian Colony at the Duke University Primate Center / Barbara S. Coffman --
A New Role for the Military: Environmental Protection and Restoration / E. D'Souza --
Prosimians: From Obscurity to Extinction? / Robert D. Martin.
Responsibility: edited by L. Alterman, Gerald A. Doyle, and M. Kay Izard.
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`This volume contains a wealth of information, much of it new and exciting, from many aspects of nocturnal prosimian biology.' The Quarterly Review of Biology, March 1997

 
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