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Molecular systematics and origin of sociality in mongooses (Herpestidae, Carnivora).
The Herpestidae are small terrestrial carnivores comprising 18 African and Asian genera, currently split into two subfamilies, the Herpestinae and the Galidiinae. The aim of this work was to resolveExpand
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Evaluating effects of deforestation, hunting, and El Niño events on a threatened lemur
Madagascar ranks as one of the world's top extinction hotspots because of its high endemism and high rate of habitat degradation. Global climate phenomena such as El Nino Southern Oscillations mayExpand
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Global climate cycles and cyclones: consequences for rainfall patterns and lemur reproduction in southeastern Madagascar
Most studies that examine the influence of climatic change on flora and fauna have focused on northern latitudes; however, there is increasing recognition that tropical regions are also beingExpand
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Above and below ground impacts of terrestrial mammals and birds in a tropical forest
Understanding the impact of losing trophic diversity has global significance for managing ecosystems as well as important theoretical implications for community and ecosystem ecology. In severalExpand
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Life history predicts risk of species decline in a stochastic world
Understanding what traits determine the extinction risk of species has been a long-standing challenge. Natural populations increasingly experience reductions in habitat and population size concurrentExpand
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Evolution of sexual size monomorphism: the influence of passive mate guarding
Some species have potential for intense mate competition yet exhibit little or no sexual size dimorphism, despite predictions from sexual selection theory. Using a conceptual model, we show theExpand
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Battle of the sexes: cost asymmetry explains female dominance in lemurs
  • A. Dunham
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  • Animal Behaviour
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F emale dominance over males is a rare trait among mammalian social systems and within primates (Ralls 1976; Kappeler 1993), but is the norm among lemurs of Madagascar, occurring in all lemurExpand
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Extinctions, traits and phylogenetic community structure: insights from primate assemblages in Madagascar
Understanding the origin and maintenance of community composition through ecological and evolutionary time has been a central challenge in ecology. However little is known about how extinction mayExpand
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Karyotype of the rare Johnston’s genetGenetta johnstoni (Viverridae) and a reassessment of chromosomal characterization among congeneric species
We present herein new data on karyotypes of members of the genusGenetta. G- and C-banded chromosomes of the Johnston’s genetGenetta johnstoni Pocock, 1908 (2n = 50 / FNa = 92) are described for theExpand
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Patterns of movement and seed dispersal by three lemur species
We combined data on gut‐passage times, feeding, and movement to explore the patterns of seed dispersal by Eulemur rubriventer, Eulemur rufrifrons, and Varecia variegata editorum lemurs in RanomafanaExpand
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