Social boundaries in a Malagasy Prosimian, the Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi)

@article{Richard2007SocialBI,
  title={Social boundaries in a Malagasy Prosimian, the Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi)},
  author={Alison F. Richard},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={6},
  pages={553-568}
}
  • A. Richard
  • Published 1 December 1985
  • Environmental Science
  • International Journal of Primatology
Using focal animal samples, the social organization of sifakas was studied in two forests for 2500 hr spread over 18 months. Data were also obtained on the size and composition of groups at two other sites. The size and adult sex ratio of groups varied widely within populations, although population-wide sex ratios approached unity. During the brief annual mating season, some males mated with females belonging to other groups. The response of both male and female group members to the approach of… 

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