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Averting Lemur Extinctions amid Madagascar's Political Crisis
Community-based management, ecotourism, and researchers' presence are proposed to prevent lemur extinctions. The most threatened mammal group on Earth, Madagascar's five endemic lemur familiesExpand
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On the origins and admixture of Malagasy: new evidence from high-resolution analyses of paternal and maternal lineages.
The Malagasy have been shown to be a genetically admixed population combining parental lineages with African and South East Asian ancestry. In the present paper, we fit the Malagasy admixture historyExpand
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Cathemeral Activity of Red-Fronted Brown Lemurs (Eulemur Fulvus Rufus) in the Kirindy Forest/CFPF
Cathemeral activity, which is defined by sequences of activity bouts and resting phases throughout the 24 hour cycle, is rare among primates but common among group-living lemurs. The proximate andExpand
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(Un-)expected nocturnal activity in "Diurnal" Lemur catta supports cathemerality as one of the key adaptations of the lemurid radiation.
The ability to operate during the day and at night (i.e., cathemerality) is common among mammals but has rarely been identified in primates. Adaptive hypotheses assume that cathemerality represents aExpand
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Influence of Abiotic Factors on Cathemeral Activity: The Case of Eulemur fulvus collaris in the Littoral Forest of Madagascar
The role environmental factors play in influencing circadian rhythms in natural habitats is still poorly described in primates, especially for those taxa with an activity cycle extended over theExpand
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Proximate and ultimate determinants of cathemeral activity in brown lemurs
Among primates, only two lemur genera, Eulemur and Hapalemur, and a population of the platyrrhine Aotus azarai are known to be cathemeral (i.e. show a mixture of daytime and night-time activity).Expand
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Primate conservation: measuring and mitigating trade in primates
Trade in primates is seen as a significant impediment to their conservation. Primates are traded both domestically and internationally, in order to supply, amongst others, biomedical industries andExpand
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Dietary Flexibility and Feeding Strategies of Eulemur: A Comparison with Propithecus
Despite the great variety of habitats in Madagascar, Eulemur has successfully populated most forested habitats on the island. Although the high dietary flexibility of Eulemur is often credited as oneExpand
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Possible Fruit Protein Effects on Primate Communities in Madagascar and the Neotropics
Background The ecological factors contributing to the evolution of tropical vertebrate communities are still poorly understood. Primate communities of the tropical Americas have fewer folivorous butExpand
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Effects of Habitat Quality and Seasonality on Ranging Patterns of Collared Brown Lemur (Eulemur collaris) in Littoral Forest Fragments
Degraded forest habitats typically show low fruit availability and scattered fruit tree distribution. This has been shown to force frugivorous primates either to move further in search of food,Expand
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