Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

Primate Anti-Predator Strategies

Editors: Gursky-Doyen, Sharon, Nekaris, K.A.I. (Eds.)

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Since the 1960s, primatologists have recognized the impact of predation on the evolution of morphology, the social systems and cognitive behavior of monkeys and apes, but few studies considered its impact on the prosimians - lemurs, lorises, galagos and tarsiers. This comprehensive volume, written by experts in the field, narrows this gap by highlighting the effect of predation on the order Primates in general. Theoretical approaches to understanding how primates perceive predation threat, as well as proximate and ultimate causes to address threat and attack, are considered across the primate order. Although this volume concentrates on the least known group in this theoretical area - the prosimians - contributions by researchers on numerous primate taxa across four major geographical regions make this a novel and exciting contribution to students interested in primate evolution and ecology.

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"This volume concerns itself with the behaviour of primates when confronted with predators or the risk of predation. … Overall, primate predation is certainly an understudied topic in our field. Primates (as prey) need to asses predator risk first by identification of the threat and then implement an appropriate anti-predatory strategy. … The Gursky and Nekaris volume certainly adds to an interesting topic in search of hard empirical data and predictable patterns. I recommend reading this book." (Daniel L. Gebo, Journal of Mammalian Evolution, Vol. 14, 2007)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Predation on Primates: A Biogeographical Analysis

    D. Hart

    Pages 27-59

  • Predation on Lemurs in the Rainforest of Madagascar by Multiple Predator Species: Observations and Experiments

    Sarah M. Karpanty, Patricia C. Wright

    Pages 77-99

  • Predation, Communication, and Cognition in Lemurs

    Marina Scheumann, Andriatahiana Rabesandratana, Elke Zimmermann

    Pages 100-126

  • Moonlight and Behavior in Nocturnal and Cathemeral Primates, Especially Lepilemur leucopus: Illuminating Possible Anti-Predator Efforts

    Leanne T. Nash

    Pages 173-205

  • Predator Defense by Slender Lorises and Pottos

    K. Anne-Isola Nekaris, Elizabeth R. Pimley, Kelly M. Ablard

    Pages 222-240

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Primate Anti-Predator Strategies
Editors
  • Sharon Gursky-Doyen
  • K.A.I. Nekaris
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-34810-0
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-34810-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-34807-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4190-9
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 393
Topics