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Lemur traits and Madagascar ecology: coping with an island environment.
  • P. Wright
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1999
The last decade's lemur research includes successes in discovering new living and extinct species and learning about the distribution, biogeography, physiology, behavior, and ecology of previouslyExpand
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Dental senescence in a long-lived primate links infant survival to rainfall.
Primates tend to be long-lived, and, except for humans, most primate females are able to reproduce into old age. Although aging in most mammals is accompanied by dental senescence due to advancedExpand
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Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas
The rapid disruption of tropical forests probably imperils global biodiversity more than any other contemporary phenomenon. With deforestation advancing quickly, protected areas are increasinglyExpand
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Morphometrics and testicle size of rain forest lemur species from southeastern Madagascar
Abstract Six species of prosimians inhabiting the montane rain forest of the Ranomafana National Park located in southeastern Madagascar were captured, weighed, and measured during the months of MayExpand
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Aligning Conservation Priorities Across Taxa in Madagascar with High-Resolution Planning Tools
Globally, priority areas for biodiversity are relatively well known, yet few detailed plans exist to direct conservation action within them, despite urgent need. Madagascar, like other globallyExpand
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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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The nocturnal primate niche in the New World
Abstract This integrated approach to understanding the evolution of the nocturnal monkey Aotus combines new information from field research on behavioral ecology with research results describingExpand
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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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Frugivory and Seed Dispersal by Four Species of Primates in Madagascar's Eastern Rain Forest1
In the unique faunal assemblage of the Malagasy rain forest, lemurs appear to play particularly important roles as seed-dispersing frugivores. A three-month study of feeding ecology and seedExpand
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Patterns of paternal care in primates
  • P. Wright
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • 1 April 1990
An interspecific comparison was carried out to understand better the relationships among paternal care, paternal certainty, and reproductive burden in primates. Although monogamy is generally rareExpand
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