Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

The Evolution of Exudativory in Primates

Editors: Burrows, Anne M., Nash, Leanne T (Eds.)

  • Reviews current information from a wide array of disciplines
  • Offers pointers to future research
  • Represents a watershed in our understanding of exudativory in primates
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The Evolution of Exudativory in Primates is the first edited volume to offer a comprehensive overview of this rare dietary niche in the primate order. Leading researchers in the field of primatology synthesize our current knowledge of the behavioral, socioecological, nutritional, morphological, and evolutionary aspects of exudate-feeding in primates. The Evolution of Exudativory in Primates covers exudate-feeding in callitrichines, callimicos, mouse lemurs, lorises, and galagos. Advances in our understanding of how these animals obtain their food and digest it, how this food resource affects social relationships, and how morphology is related to exudate-feeding are presented in subsequent essays. The final chapter synthesizes current data on what role exudate-feeding may have played in the earliest primates, the plesiadapiforms, and what exudate-feeding signals may be present in the fossil record. Ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate primatology courses, The Evolution of Exudativory in Primates can also be used for courses in biology, comparative mammalogy, and conservation. About the Editors: ANNE M. BURROWS is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Duquesne University and a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked on the functional and evolutionary morphology of the primate craniofacial complex with a focus on strepsirrhines. LEANNE T. NASH is a Professor of Anthropology in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. She has worked extensively with a captive colony of Galago senegalensis held previously at ASU for 20 years. She has also done fieldwork in Africa and Madagascar on baboons, galagos, and sportive lemurs. Other collaborations have been on captive chimpanzee behavior with the Primate Foundation of Arizona.

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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)

“Book edited by Anne M. Burrows and Lean T. Nash … is based on a symposium held at the 22nd Congress of the International Primatological Society in Edinburg in 2008. … the book certainly stimulates interesting thoughts and will inspire further in-depth studies on exudativory in primates and other taxa. I do recommend this … book for those interested in primate ecology, functional morphology, and evolution. It will certainly be the major reference on primate exudativory … .” (Melanie Dammhahn, International Journal of Primatology, Vol. 33, 2012)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Advances and Remaining Sticky Issues in the Understanding of Exudativory in Primates

    Nash, Leanne T. (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Nutritional and Digestive Challenges to Being a Gum-Feeding Primate

    Power, Michael L.

    Pages 25-44

  • Exudativory in Primates: Interspecific Patterns

    Smith, Andrew C.

    Pages 45-87

  • The Ecology of Exudate Production and Exudate Feeding in Saguinus and Callimico

    Garber, Paul A. (et al.)

    Pages 89-108

  • Influences on Gum Feeding in Primates

    Smith, Andrew C.

    Pages 109-121

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Evolution of Exudativory in Primates
Editors
  • Anne M. Burrows
  • Leanne T Nash
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6661-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6661-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6660-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2673-8
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 306
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