Provide multiple perspectives on this ecologically diverse group
Adopts a comprehensive approach featuring the most up-to-date findings related to odd-nosed monkey biology
Major topics include: evolution, taxonomy, comparative morphology, molecular genetics, population biology, behavior, ecology and conservation
An edited volume on odd-nosed monkeys (namely members of the following genera: Pygathrix, Rhinopithecus, Nasalis, and Simias), which primarily will be based on a series of presentations from a symposium and two proffered paper sessions at the 2008 Congress of International Primatological Society. Our goal is to provide multiple perspectives on this ecologically diverse group that until recently has not received much attention. A related work, The Natural History of the Doucs and Snub-nosed Monkeys, which covers only two of the odd-nosed monkey genera was published a decade ago. Since then, studies of odd-nosed monkeys have grown; they have augmented our knowledge of the previously unstudied and little studied species, as well as the better researched species. For this volume, we will adopt a comprehensive approach featuring the most up-to-date findings related to odd-nosed monkey biology. The major topics will include: evolution, taxonomy, comparative morphology, molecular genetics, population biology, behavior, ecology and conservation. This volume will provide a forum to consolidate existing knowledge and to generate discussion, comparison, and synthesis across odd-nosed monkey taxa and scientific disciplines. Thus, we believe that it will appeal to a wide readership, including those already interested in the subject, and scholars and students wishing to gain a deeper appreciation of odd-nosed monkey biology.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Asian Colobines - Douc Langurs - Old World Monkeys - Proboscis Monkeys - Snub-nosed Monkeys
Introduction.- Part I: Evolution, comparative morphology, and adaptation.- The Odd-nosed monkeys in the context of cercopithecoid evolution.- Comparative cranial morphology of the douc langurs.- The incisors of Asian colobines.- Mechanical and chemical properties of foods ingested by the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus avunculus) at Khau Ca, Ha Giang Province, Vietnam.- Taxonomy and evolutionary history of odd-nosed monkeys.- Phylogeography and population structure of the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey inferred from mDNA and microsatellite loci.- Part II: Behavior, ecology, and population biology.- Social organization of the black-shanked douc (Pygathrix nigripes) in two national parks in southern Vietnam.- Behavioral development and infant care in captive red-shanked doucs.- Feeding ecology of the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey.- Forest structure preferences for the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey in Khau Ca, Vietnam.- Features of the social system of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus bieti).- Ranging and feeding ecology of Guizhou snub-nosed monkeys.- Vocal repertoire of Sichuan snub-nosed monkeys in Qinling, China.- Aspects of the social structure and social relationships of Sichuan snub-nosed monkeys.- Behavioral ecology of proboscis monkeys in a riverine forest in Sabah, Malaysia.- Behavior of simakobu monkeys.- Part III: Conservation and management.- Conservation or development: the red-shanked douc langurs of Son Tra Nature Reserve, Vietnam.- Conservation of the critically endangered Tonkin snub-nosed monkey.- Captive breeding of Douc langur species at EPRC Cuc Phuong.- Conservation status of the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey.- Husbandry and research of Asian colobines at the Singapore Zoological Gardens.- Concluding remarks and future directions for odd-nosed monkey research and conservation.