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Savanna Monkeys
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Living across Africa and the Caribbean, this widely dispersed primate population must adapt to different environmental challenges. How do members of the genus Chlorocebus live in desert-like conditions and in areas with freezing temperatures and snow in winter? This book examines the ways these primates adapt genetically, hormonally, physically and behaviourally to their changing landscapes. It features summary chapters for major topics such as behavioural ecology, life history, taxonomy, genetics and ethnoprimatology. Shorter essays supplement the work, with experts detailing their particular research on these primates. The combination of scholarship provides both a comprehensive view of this adaptable genus while enabling the reader to gain depth in specific topics. Developed from a symposium, this book combines decades of experience working with savanna monkeys into a tangible resource, for students and researchers in primatology as well as evolutionary and behavioural studies.


‘Savanna monkeys are noted to be numerous and widespread across their range, perhaps the most numerous non-human primate. In terms of conservation biology it is well known that common species can suddenly undergo rapid and sometimes difficult to explain declines. Whilst savanna monkeys are not endangered and are still common, perhaps study and analysis could be directed to help keep them that way and research with this aim might benefit other less fortunate taxa.’

Ray Heaton Source: Primate Eye

‘The book arose from a symposium on savanna monkeys and is a well organised collection of 20 chapters … which are usefully grouped together in six parts of the book: Introduction, Taxonomy, Population Genetics, Behavioural Ecology, Life Histories and Ethnoprimatology … there are excellent chapters covering behavioural ecology.’

Ray Heaton Source: The Primate Eye

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