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Old World Monkeys - Paul F. Whitehead

Old World Monkeys

By: Paul F. Whitehead (Editor), Clifford J. Jolly (Editor)

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Published: 18th May 2000
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Old World monkeys (Cercopithecoidea) are the most successful and diverse group of living nonhuman primates in terms of the number of species, behavioral repertoires and ecology. They have much to teach us about the processes of evolution and the principles of ecology, and are among our closest living relatives. This volume presents a broad, technical account of cercopithecoid biology including molecular, behavioral and morphological approaches to phylogeny, population structure, allometry, fossil history, functional morphology, ecology, cognitive capabilities, social behavior and conservation. It will be the definitive reference on this group for professionals and graduate students in primatology, animal behavior, paleontology, morphology, systematics and physical anthropology, but will also be useful to senior undergraduates.

'Old World Monkeys is a landmark volume ... an invaluable resource for all primatologists.' J. K. McKee, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

List of contributors
Preface
Old World monkeys: three decades of development and change in the study of the Cercopithecoidea
The molecular systematics of the Cercopithecoidae
Molecular genetic variation and population in Papio baboons
The phylogeny of the Cercopithecoidea Colin
Ontogeny of the nasal capsule in cercopithecoids: a contribution to the comparative and evolutionary morphology of catarrhines
Old World monkey origins and diversification: an evolutionary study of diet and dentition
Geological context of fossil Cercopithecoidea from eastern Africa
The oro-facial complex in macaques: tongue and jaw movements in feeding
Evolutionary morphology of the skull in Old World monkeys
Evolutionary endocrinology of the cercopithecoids
Behavioral ecology and socioendocrinology of reproductive maturation in cercopithecine monkeys
Quantitative assessment of occlusal wear and age estimation in Ethiopian and Tanzanian baboons
Maternal investment throughout the life span in Old World monkeys
Cognitive capacities of Old World monkeys based on studies of social behavior
The effects of predation and habitat quality on the socioecology of African monkeys: lessons from the islands of Bioko and Zanzibar
The loud calls of black-and-white colobus monkeys: their adaptive and taxonomic significance in light of new data
Agonistic and affiliative relationships in a blue monkey group Marina Cords
Locomotor behavior in Ugandan monkeys
The behavioral ecology of Asian colobines
Index
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ISBN: 9780521571241
ISBN-10: 0521571243
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 18th May 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.97