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Colobine Monkeys
Their Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution

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John Oates, Glyn Davies, Eric Delson, Elizabeth Bennett, Peter Lucas, Mark Teaford, David Chivers, Robin Kay, Peter Waterman, Karen Kool, Paul Newton, Robin Dunbar
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  • Date Published: November 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521331531

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  • Colobine monkeys have a unique digestive system, analogous to that of ruminants, which allows them to exploit foliage as a food source. This gives them a niche in Old World forests where they are often the only abundant medium-sized arboreal folivorous mammal. From a possible Miocene origin, Colobine monkeys have radiated into a wide variety of forms inhabiting a range of tropical woodlands in Africa and Asia. Most of the extant species have been subject to long term field studies, but until this book, no synthesis of work on this group has been available. The central theme is that of adaptive radiation, showing how the special features of Colobine anatomy interacted with a range of ecosystems to produce the distinctive species of today. The book also discusses parallels with other mammalian groups.

    • Editors are leading world authorities on colobine ecology/evolution
    • Only synthesis of scattered field studies to date; of wide interest to evolutionary ecologists, primatologists and tropical ecologists
    • Well illustrated with black and white photos, maps and line drawings
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    • Date Published: November 1994
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521331531
    • length: 432 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • contains: 94 b/w illus. 42 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. What are the colobines? John Oates and Glyn Davies
    2. Evolutionary history of the colobines in a paleoenvironmental perspective Eric Delson
    3. The diversity of living colobines John Oates, Glyn Davies and Eric Delson
    4. The natural history of African colobines John Oates
    5. The natural history of Asian colobines Elizabeth Bennett and Glyn Davies
    6. Functional morphology of colobine teeth Peter Lucas and Mark Teaford
    7. Functional morphology of the gastro-intestinal tract David Chivers
    8. Digestive physiology Robin Kay and Glyn Davies
    9. Colobine food preferences and plant chemistry Peter Waterman and Karen Kool
    10. Colobine populations Glyn Davies
    11. Colobine monkey society Paul Newton and Robin Dunbar
    12. Conclusions: past, present and future John Oates and Glyn Davies
    References
    Index.

  • Editors

    Glyn Davies

    John Oates, City University of New York

    Contributors

    John Oates, Glyn Davies, Eric Delson, Elizabeth Bennett, Peter Lucas, Mark Teaford, David Chivers, Robin Kay, Peter Waterman, Karen Kool, Paul Newton, Robin Dunbar

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