Comparative Tests of Parasite Species Richness in Primates

@article{Nunn2003ComparativeTO,
  title={Comparative Tests of Parasite Species Richness in Primates},
  author={C. Nunn and S. Altizer and K. Jones and W. Sechrest},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={2003},
  volume={162},
  pages={597 - 614}
}
Some hosts harbor diverse parasite communities, whereas others are relatively parasite free. Many factors have been proposed to account for patterns of parasite species richness, but few studies have investigated competing hypotheses among multiple parasite communities in the same host clade. We used a comparative data set of 941 host‐parasite combinations, representing 101 anthropoid primate species and 231 parasite taxa, to test the relative importance of four sets of variables that have been… Expand
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