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The Evolution of Exudativory in Primates : Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects - Anne M. Burrows

The Evolution of Exudativory in Primates

Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

By: Anne M. Burrows (Editor), Leanne T. Nash (Editor)

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I first became involved in research into primate behavior and ecology in 1968, over 40 years ago, driven by a quest for a better understanding of the natural context of primate evolution. At that time, it was virtually unknown that primates can exploit exudates as a major food source. I was certainly unaware of this myself. By good fortune, I was awarded a postdoctoral grant to work on lemurs with Jean-Jacques Petter in the general ecology division of the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Brunoy, France. This provided the launching-pad for my first field study of lesser mouse lemurs in Madagascar, during which I gained my initial inklings of exudate feeding. It was also in Brunoy that I met up with Pierre Charles- Dominique, who introduced me to pioneering observations of exudate feeding he had made during his field study of five lorisiform species in Gabon. This opened my eyes to a key feeding adaptation that has now been reported for at least 69 primate species in 12 families (Smith, Chap. 3) - almost 20% of extant primate species. So exudativory is now firmly established as a dietary category for p- mates, alongside the long-recognized classes of faunivory (including insectivory), frugivory, and folivory. Soon after I encountered Charles-Dominique, he published the first synthetic account of his Gabon field study in a French language journal (Charles-Dominique 1971).

From the reviews: "Exudativory, or exudate-feeding, is a dietary category that is remarkably prevalent among primates. ... Morphologist Burrows (Duquesne) and primatologist Nash (Arizona State) have compiled 14 chapters by 29 contributors covering all aspects of exudativory, including nutrition, digestion, ecology, evolution, and morphology (skull, temporomandibular joint, teeth, hands, feet, nails, and tongue). ... Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals in primatology, biological anthropology, and zoology." (E. J. Sargis, Choice, Vol. 48 (6), February, 2011) "This book takes a broad perspective and reviews the state of the art of our knowledge on primate exudativory from different view-points. ... the book will be of interest and appeal to primate ecologists and evolutionary biologists, and to anthropologists and mammalogists interested in feeding strategies and adaptations. I can highly recommend this book to everyone." (Eckhard W. Heymann, Folia Primatologica, Vol. 82, 2011)

Introduction: Advances and Remaining Sticky Issues in the Understanding of Exudativory in Primatesp. 1
Nutritional and Digestive Challenges to Being a Gum-Feeding Primatep. 25
Exudativory in Primates: Interspecific Patternsp. 45
The Ecology of Exudate Production and Exudate Feeding in Saguinus and Callimicop. 89
Influences on Gum Feeding in Primatesp. 109
Gummivory in Cheirogaleids: Primitive Retention or Adaptation to Hypervariable Environments?p. 123
Seasonality in Gum and Honeydew Feeding in Gray Mouse Lemursp. 141
Comparative Ecology of Exudate Feeding by Lorises (Nycticebus, Loris) and Pottos (Perodicticus, Arctocebus)p. 155
Exudativory and Primate Skull Formp. 169
A Comparative Analysis of the Articular Cartilage in the Temporomandibular Joint of Gouging and Nongouging New World Monkeysp. 187
Searching for Dental Signals of Exudativory in Galagosp. 211
A Guide to Galago Diversity: Getting a Grip on How Best to Chew Gump. 235
Tongue Morphology in Infant and Adult Bushbabies (Otolemur spp.)p. 257
Adaptive Profile Versus Adaptive Specialization: Fossils and Gummivory in Early Primate Evolutionp. 273
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9781441966605
ISBN-10: 1441966609
Series: Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 17th September 2010
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.49  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.59