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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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Proceedings of the June 1993 conference, which was only the third devoted entirely to prosimians, the first having been held in London in 1972. The conference begins to rectify an imbalance in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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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: Origins: How Primates Invented the Rainforest and Vice Versa; R.W. Sussman. 'Visual Predation', Habitat Structure, and the Ancestral Primate Niche; R.H. Crompton. Life History: Predation, Pollination and Torpor in Two Noctural Primates: Cheirogaleus Major and Microcebus Rufus in the Rainforest of Madagascar; P.C. Wright, L.B. Martin. Taxonomy and Phylogeny: Phylogenetic Relations among Prosimii with Special Reference to Lemuriformes and Malagasy Nocturnals; B. Dutrillaux, Y. Rumpler. Captive Behavior: Behavior of Captive Loris tardigradus nordicus: A Qualitative Description Including Some Information about Morphological Bases of Behavior; H. Schulze, B. Meier. Vocal and Chemical Communication: Acoustic Communication in Nocturnal Posimians; E. Zimmerman. Social Organization: Social Organization in the Aye-Aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) and the Perceived Distinctiveness of Nocturnal Primates; E.J. Sterling, A.F. Richard. Locomotion: Functional Morphology of Leaping Behaviors in Galagids: Associations between Landing Limb Use and Diaphyseal Geometry; C.J. Terranova. Conservation: Captive Conservation and the Role of the AZA Prosimian Advisory Group; I. Porton. 27 additional articles. Index.
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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