Physical and social diversity among nocturnal primates: A new view based on long term research

  title={Physical and social diversity among nocturnal primates: A new view based on long term research},
  author={Simon Kenneth Bearder},
  • S. Bearder
  • Published 2007
  • Environmental Science
  • Primates
Social complexity is not restricted to day-living primates. Nocturnal primates provide a remarkably diverse, and largely overlooked, array of species for comparison with the better known monkeys, apes, and diurnal lemurs. Nocturnal and diurnal species differ markedly in terms of their sensory and perceptual abilities, but they share a high relative brain size in association with long periods of gestation, development of the young, and lifespan. Both groups also show within- and between-species… 

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