Avoiding predators at night: antipredator strategies in red‐tailed sportive lemurs (Lepilemur ruficaudatus)

  title={Avoiding predators at night: antipredator strategies in red‐tailed sportive lemurs (Lepilemur ruficaudatus)},
  author={Claudia Fichtel},
  journal={American Journal of Primatology},
  • C. Fichtel
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Environmental Science
  • American Journal of Primatology
Although about one‐third of all primate species are nocturnal, their antipredator behavior has rarely been studied directly. Crypsis and a solitary lifestyle have traditionally been considered to be the main adaptive antipredator strategies of nocturnal primates. However, a number of recent studies have revealed that nocturnal primates are not as cryptic and solitary as previously suggested. Thus, the antipredator strategies available for diurnal primates that rely on early detection and… 
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