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Colobine Monkeys: Their Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution
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Author Name:    Davies, Glyn Ed.

Title:   Colobine Monkeys: Their Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Cambridge University Press 

ISBN Number:   0521331536 / 9780521331531

Seller ID:   ING9780521331531

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Colobine monkeys have a unique digestive system that 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. The central theme of this work is adaptive radiation, showing how the special features of colobine anatomy interacted with a range of ecosystems to produce the distinctive species of today. 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 book discusses parallels with other mammalian groups.



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