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Severe wear and tooth loss in wild ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta): a function of feeding ecology, dental structure, and individual life history.
The ring-tailed lemurs at Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar, exhibit a high frequency of severe wear and antemortem tooth loss. As part of a long-term study, we collected dental data on 83Expand
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Dental and general health in a population of wild ring-tailed lemurs: a life history approach.
Data are presented on dental and general health for seven groups of wild ring-tailed lemurs, Lemur catta, from the Beza Mahafaly Reserve, in southern Madagascar. As part of a study of populationExpand
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New Insights into Old Lemurs: The Trophic Adaptations of the Archaeolemuridae
Modern tools of paleoecological and ecomorphological research have enabled researchers to reconstruct the lifeways of extinct species more thoroughly than ever before. We apply a variety of tools inExpand
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The impact of fallback foods on wild ring-tailed lemur biology: a comparison of intact and anthropogenically disturbed habitats.
Fallback foods are often viewed as central in shaping primate morphology, and influencing adaptive shifts in hominin and other primate evolution. Here we argue that fruit of the tamarind treeExpand
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BIOMEDICAL EVALUATION OF FREE-RANGING RING-TAILED LEMURS (LEMUR CATTA) IN THREE HABITATS AT THE BEZA MAHAFALY SPECIAL RESERVE, MADAGASCAR
Abstract Complete physical examinations and biomedical sample collection were performed on 70 free-ranging ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) from three different habitats in the Beza Mahfaly SpecialExpand
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Variation in dental wear and tooth loss among known‐aged, older ring‐tailed lemurs (Lemur catta): a comparison between wild and captive individuals
Tooth wear is generally an age‐related phenomenon, often assumed to occur at similar rates within populations of primates and other mammals, and has been suggested as a correlate of reduced offspringExpand
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Intraspecific variation in hair δ13C and δ15N values of ring‐tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) with known individual histories, behavior, and feeding ecology
Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope com- positions were analyzed from hair samples of 30 sympa- tric ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) inhabiting the Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar. AllExpand
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A comparison of salivary pH in sympatric wild lemurs (Lemur catta and Propithecus verreauxi) at Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar
Chemical deterioration of teeth is common among modern humans, and has been suggested for some extinct primates. Dental erosion caused by acidic foods may also obscure microwear signals of mechanicalExpand
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Coprophagy by wild ring‐tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) in human‐disturbed locations adjacent to the Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar
Coprophagy occurs in a number of animal species, including nonhuman primates. During the 2003–2004 dry seasons at the Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar, we observed wild ring‐tailed lemursExpand
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