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A natural history of the brown mouse lemur

Author: Sylvia Atsalis
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. 07458 : Pearson/Prentice Hall, ©2008.
Series: Primate field studies.
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Atsalis, Sylvia.
Natural history of the brown mouse lemur.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. 07458 : Pearson/Prentice Hall, ©2008
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Atsalis
ISBN: 9780132432719 0132432714
OCLC Number: 164570534
Description: xix, 230 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Contents *List of Figures *List of Tables *List of Pictures *Prologue and Acknowledgements Chapter One: Mouse Lemurs, The World'sSmallest Primates *The Cheirogaleidae *Researching the Brown Mouse Lemur *Mouse Lemur Distribution *Distinctive Features of the CheirogaleidaeChapter Two: Researching The Brown Mouse Lemur *Description of the Study Site *Rainfall and Temperature Patterns *Phenological Monitoring*Flowering and Fruiting Patterns *Insect Abundance *Live-Trapping Mouse Lemurs *Observing Mouse Lemurs Chapter Three: Diet and FeedingEcology *The Diet of Mouse Lemurs *Investigating Diet in the Brown Mouse Lemur *Use of Plants and Prey *Frugivory *Bakerella, the fruit ofpreference *Beetles, the prey of preference *Other organic matter found in fecal samples *Fruit: availability and consumption *Phytochemical analysisof fruits eaten *Animal prey: availability and consumption*Observations of Mouse Lemurs Feeding *Mouse Lemurs and Mistletoes *Mouse Lemurs andBeetles *Comparing the Diets of Mouse Lemur Species *What Can Mouse Lemurs Tell Us About Primate Origins *Fecal Sampling as a Way to StudyDiet *Suggested Directions for Future Studies *Chapter Summary Chapter Four: Seasonal Changes in Body Mass and Activity Levels *How SmallMammals Respond to Climatic and Resource Fluctuations *Seasonl Fluctuations in the Cheirogaleidae *Investigating Seasonal Flucutations in theBrown Mouse Lemur *Fattening and Hibernation *Population Fluctuations in Body Mass, Tail Circumference and Activity Levels *Differences inSeasonal Response *Comparing Seasonal Responses of Mouse Lemur Species *Emerging from Hibernation *Sleeping Nests *The Effects of Trapping*Suggested Directions for Future Studies *Chapter Summary Chapter Five-The Social Life of the Brown Mouse Lemur *Sociality in NocturnalStrepsirrhines *Investigating Social Organization in the Brown Mouse Lemur *Social Interactions of the Brown Mouse Lemur *Trap Data and SpatialDistribution *Changes in Population Composition *The Solitary Mouse Lemur *Spatial Distribution of Males and Females *Migration Patterns andPopulation Continuity *Population Residents *Scramble and Contest Competition *Suggested Directions for Future Studies *Chapter SummaryChapter Six-Reproduction in Mouse Lemurs *Reproductive Patterns of Mouse Lemurs *Assessing Reproductive Condition in the Brown Mouse Lemur*Estrous Cycles, Gestation, and Births *Reproductive Seasonality *The Advantages of Estrous Synchronyx
Series Title: Primate field studies.
Responsibility: Sylvia Atsalis.


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