Predation and cathemerality. Comparing the impact of predators on the activity patterns of lemurids and ceboids.

  title={Predation and cathemerality. Comparing the impact of predators on the activity patterns of lemurids and ceboids.},
  author={Ian C. Colquhoun},
  journal={Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology},
  volume={77 1-2},
  • Ian C. Colquhoun
  • Published 2006 in
    Folia primatologica; international journal of…
The removal, or absence, of predatory species could be a contributing proximate factor to the rise of primate cathemerality. But predators themselves can also be cathemeral, so cathemerality could well be an evolutionary stable strategy. From a comparative perspective, it appears that the effect of predatory species cannot provide a unitary explanation for cathemerality. Varying distributions and population densities of predators, especially raptors, may be key factors in owl monkey (Aotus… CONTINUE READING

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