Pair-specific usage of sleeping sites and their implications for social organization in a nocturnal Malagasy primate, the Milne Edwards' sportive lemur (Lepilemur edwardsi).

@article{Rasoloharijaona2003PairspecificUO,
  title={Pair-specific usage of sleeping sites and their implications for social organization in a nocturnal Malagasy primate, the Milne Edwards' sportive lemur (Lepilemur edwardsi).},
  author={Solofonirina Rasoloharijaona and Berthe Rakotosamimanana and Blanchard Randrianambinina and Elke Zimmermann},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2003},
  volume={122 3},
  pages={251-8}
}
Safe sleeping sites may be a limited resource crucial for survival. In order to investigate their potential significance for social organization in nocturnal primates, we analyzed the spatial distribution of daily sleeping sites, their characteristics, their usage, and sleeping group compositions in the nocturnal Milne Edwards' sportive lemur during a 6-month field study in the dry deciduous forest of northwestern Madagascar. Sexes did not differ either in body size or in body mass. Sleeping… CONTINUE READING
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