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Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology : Monkeys of the Tai Forest: An African Primate Community Series Number 51 - W. Scott McGraw

Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology

Monkeys of the Tai Forest: An African Primate Community Series Number 51

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2007
ISBN: 9780521816335
Number Of Pages: 342

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A great deal has been written about primates; however few volumes have focused on an entire community of sympatric monkeys at a single site. Drawing upon diverse sets of data, the authors provide a multi-thematic case study of the entire monkey community of the Tai forest (Ivory Coast). Much of the book explores how the seven monkey species have adapted to hunting pressures from chimpanzees, leopards, crowned eagles and humans. Other themes covered include feeding ecology, social behaviour, positional behaviour and habitat use, vocal communication and conservation. Colour photographs of all species are provided, showing the major behavioural characteristics of each, as little is known about these West African monkeys. This scientifically important volume will be of interest to a broad audience including primatologists, functional anatomists, psychologists, and behavioural ecologists.

"Taking a well-established evolutionary theory and applying it to an African primate community, McGraw and colleagues...present a fantastic synthesis of more than 15 years of pimatological research. This volume offers a wealth of information. Because such long-term data rarely exist on a single population of primates, let alone an entire community, the book will be a welcome addition to any primate behaviorist's library." Andrea L. Baden, Stony Brook University Evolutionary Anthropology, 2007

List of Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
The Monkeys of the Tai forest: an introductionp. 1
Social behavior
The social systems of the guenonsp. 51
How small-scale differences in food competition lead to different social systems in three closely related sympatric colobinesp. 72
The structure of social relationships among sooty mangabeys in Taip. 109
Anti-predation strategies
Interaction between leopard and monkeysp. 133
Interactions between red colobus monkeys and chimpanzeesp. 155
Interactions between African crowned eagles and their prey communityp. 171
Monkey alarm callsp. 194
Habitat use
Positional behavior and habitat use of Tai forest monkeysp. 223
Conservation
Can monkey behavior be used as an indicator for poaching pressure? A case study of the Diana guenon (Cercopithecus diana) and the western red colobus (Procolobus badius) in the Tai National Park, Cote d'Ivoirep. 257
Vulnerability and conservation of the Tai monkey faunap. 290
Appendixp. 317
Indexp. 321
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ISBN: 9780521816335
ISBN-10: 0521816335
Series: Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 1st June 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.7