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Walker's primates of the world

Author: Ronald M Nowak; Ernest P Walker
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A comprehensive guide to this fascinating and varied order of mammals, Walker's Primates of the World includes scientific and common names, the number and distribution of species measurements and physical traits habitat, daily and seasonal activity, population dynamics home range social life, reproduction, longevity and status of threatened species. Recently extinct genera, such as the giant lemurs of Madagascar,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Classification
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald M Nowak; Ernest P Walker
ISBN: 0801862515 9780801862519
OCLC Number: 41143087
Notes: "Portions of this book have been adopted from Walker's mammals of the world, 6th ed., by Ronald M. Nowak, c1999"--Title page verso.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Primates of the World: an Introduction / Russell A. Mittermeier, Anthony B. Rylands, William R. Konstant --
Primates --
Lorises, Pottos, and Galagos (Lorisidae) --
Dwarf Lemurs and Mouse Lemurs (Cheirogaleidae) --
Lemurs (Lemuridae) --
Sportive Lemurs, or Weasel Lemurs, and Koala Lemurs (Megaladapidae) --
Avahi, Sifakas, and Indri (Indriidae) --
Sloth Lemurs (Palaeopropithecidae) --
Baboon Lemurs (Archaeolemuridae) --
Aye-ayes (Daubentoniidae) --
Tarsiers (Tarsiidae) --
New World Monkeys (Cebidae) --
Marmosets, Tamarins, and Goeldi's Monkey (Callitrichidae) --
Old World Monkeys (Cercopithecidae) --
Gibbons, or Lesser Apes (Hylobatidae) --
Great Apes (Pongidae) --
People, or Human Beings (Hominidae) --
World Distribution of Primates.
Other Titles: Primates of the world
Responsibility: Ronald M. Nowak ; introduction by Russell A. Mittermeier, Anthony B. Rylands, and William R. Konstant.
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"A comprehensive guide to this fascinating and varied order of mammals, Walker's Primates of the World includes scientific and common names, the number and distribution of species measurements and physical traits habitat, daily and seasonal activity, population dynamics home range social life, reproduction, longevity and status of threatened species. Recently extinct genera, such as the giant lemurs of Madagascar, are covered in full Text summaries present well-documented descriptions of the physical characteristics and living habits of primates in every part of the world."--Jacket.

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