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Teeth, brains, and primate life histories.
This paper explores the correlates of variation in dental development across the order Primates. We are particularly interested in how 1) dental precocity (percentage of total postcanine primary andExpand
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Ontogenetic correlates of diet in Malagasy lemurs.
There is a well-documented relationship between development and other life-history parameters among anthropoid primates. Smaller-bodied anthropoids tend to mature more rapidly than do larger-bodiedExpand
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Dental microstructure and life history in subfossil Malagasy lemurs
When compared with their recently extinct relatives, living lemurs represent a mere fraction of a broad radiation that occupied unique niches in the recent past. Among living lemurs, indrids exhibitExpand
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Schultz’s Unruly Rule: Dental Developmental Sequences and Schedules in Small-Bodied, Folivorous Lemurs
Schultz’s rule (as reconstructed by Smith) states that there is a relationship between the pattern (or relative order) of eruption of molar versus secondary (replacement) teeth and the overall paceExpand
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Spatial and temporal arrival patterns of Madagascar's vertebrate fauna explained by distance, ocean currents, and ancestor type
How, when, and from where Madagascar's vertebrates arrived on the island is poorly known, and a comprehensive explanation for the distribution of its organisms has yet to emerge. We begin to breakExpand
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Lemur Latrines: Observations of Latrine Behavior in Wild Primates and Possible Ecological Significance
Latrine behavior, or the preferential, repeated use of 1 or more specific defecation sites, is well known among mammals and believed to function in olfactory communication among individuals or groupsExpand
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Imperfect Isolation: Factors and Filters Shaping Madagascar’s Extant Vertebrate Fauna
Analyses of phylogenetic topology and estimates of divergence timing have facilitated a reconstruction of Madagascar’s colonization events by vertebrate animals, but that information alone does notExpand
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Island‐wide aridity did not trigger recent megafaunal extinctions in Madagascar
skull was from Mananjary, the type site for the largest of the extinct Malagasy hippos H. laloumena. However, the skull had neither provenience information nor a specimen label, and a recent study ofExpand
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Variation in physiological health of diademed sifakas across intact and fragmented forest at Tsinjoarivo, eastern Madagascar
As undisturbed habitat becomes increasingly rare, managers charged with ensuring the survival of endangered primate species must increasingly utilize disturbed and degraded habitats in speciesExpand
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Late Pleistocene bat fossils from Anjohibe Cave, northwestern Madagascar
ABSTRACT In spite of decades of research on Madagascar's unique and endemic modern fauna, the evolutionary history of the island's bat fauna remains largely unknown. Their origin and evolution isExpand
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