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Mating, Birthing and Rearing System of Nocturnal Prosimians : Folia Primatologica :  Folia Primatologica - Sharon Gursky

Mating, Birthing and Rearing System of Nocturnal Prosimians : Folia Primatologica

Folia Primatologica

By: Sharon Gursky (Editor), K. A. I. Nekaris (Editor)

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Published: 2003
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Similarities and differences in mating, birth and parenting within a broad sample of nocturnal species from four prosimian families are addressed in this issue. Most of the papers were part of a symposium held at the 19th International Primatological Society Meeting in Beijing, China, in 2002. Parental care and mating systems are more complex than previously thought. While males in some species (Cheirogaleus medius) are regularly cuckolded, in others (Microcebus murinus) the dominant males obtain nearly all the matings and fertilisations. While some species regularly cache and carry their young throughout the night, others park them throughout the night. It is hoped as more of these studies are undertaken that it will be possible to perceive common features and differences among nocturnal species and by so doing to illuminate the underlying evolutionary processes leading to their diverse social patterns. This theme issue will be of special interest to primatologists.

ISBN: 9783805576772
ISBN-10: 3805576773
Series: Folia Primatologica : Book 74
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 140
Published: 2003
Publisher: S Karger AG
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 17.78  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.34