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Biogeographic Evolution of Madagascar's Microendemic Biota
The endemic species richness on Madagascar, relative to landmass area, is unparalleled in the world. Many organisms on the island have restricted geographical ranges. A comprehensive hypothesisExpand
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Taxonomic Revision of Mouse Lemurs (Microcebus) in the Western Portions of Madagascar
The genus Microcebus (mouse lemurs) are the smallest extant primates. Until recently, they were considered to comprise two different species: Microcebus murinus, confined largely to dry forests onExpand
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Remarkable species diversity in Malagasy mouse lemurs (primates, Microcebus).
Phylogenetic analysis of mtDNA sequence data confirms the observation that species diversity in the world's smallest living primate (genus Microcebus) has been greatly underestimated. The descriptionExpand
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Patterns of species change in anthropogenically disturbed forests of Madagascar
Five main conclusions arise from this review of the responses of species to anthropogenic disturbance in Madagascar: First, species’ reactions to anthropogenic disturbance are generally negative, butExpand
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Food partitioning among Malagasy primates
SummaryFood partitioning among lemurs was studied in relation to food patch size and plant chemistry in the eastern rainforest and a western deciduous forest of Madagascar. Patch size (i.e. crownExpand
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Leaf chemistry and the biomass of folivorous primates in tropical forests
SummaryRecent results have suggested that the biomass of folivorous arboreal primates per unit area in Africa and Asia is positively correlated with the average quality of leaves, expressed as theExpand
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When females should contest for food – testing hypotheses about resource density, distribution, size, and quality with Hanuman langurs (Presbytis entellus)
Abstract Predictions of ecological models on female social relationships (van Schaik 1989) and their links with food distribution and the potential competitive regime are used to analyze the feedingExpand
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PARASITE BURDEN AND CONSTITUTION OF MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX IN THE MALAGASY MOUSE LEMUR, MICROCEBUS MURINUS
Abstract We investigated the importance of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) constitution on the parasite burden of free‐ranging mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus) in four littoral forestExpand
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The biodiversity of Madagascar: one of the world’s hottest hotspots on its way out
Madagascar is renowned not only for its high biodiversity and high degree of endemism, but also for ongoing loss of the original primary vegetation. Here we draw attention to the critical degree ofExpand
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Hibernation in the tropics: lessons from a primate
The Malagasy primate Cheirogaleus medius hibernates in tree holes for 7 months, although ambient temperatures during hibernation rise above 30°C in their natural environment. In a field study we showExpand
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