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Socio-genetics and population structure of two African colobus monkeys in Cantanhez National Park, Guinea Bissau

  title={Socio-genetics and population structure of two African colobus monkeys in Cantanhez National Park, Guinea Bissau},
  author={T{\^a}nia Minh{\`o}s Rodrigues},
This thesis tested hypotheses related to the dispersal, behaviour patterns and response to forest fragmentation of two endangered colobus monkey species living in sympatry in Cantanhez National Park, Guinea Bissau. Western black-and-white colobus (BWC: Colobus polykomos) and Temminck’s red colobus (TRC: Procolobus badius temminckii) are two forest dwelling primates that share most of their ecological requirements but exhibit contrasting social systems, namely in dispersal, group size and social… 

The natural history, non-invasive sampling, activity patterns and population genetic structure of the Bornean banteng Bos javanicus lowi in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

It is shown that the Bornean banteng experienced a population expansion following their colonisation of Borneo, and that the present genetic diversity indicates the population may be managed as two geographically-distinct units.

Effects of variation in forest fragment habitat on black howler monkey demography in the unprotected landscape around Palenque National Park, Mexico

Differential effects on males and females in a primate population in forest fragments have important conservation implications: if females are more abundant in larger, less isolated fragments, while males areMore abundant in more isolated fragment populations, then to effectively conserve this population, both landscape connectivity and fragment areas should be maintained and increased.



Socioecology of Five Sympatric Monkey Species in the Kibale Forest, Uganda

Female reproductive strategies, paternity and community structure in wild West African chimpanzees

Pedigree relationships in that community of 55 wild chimpanzees in the Taï Forest, Côte d'Ivoire show that female mate choice strategies are more variable than previously supposed and that the observed social groups are not the exclusive reproductive units.

Habitat quality, population dynamics, and group composition in Colobus Monkeys (Colobus guereza)

Comparative analyses using data from other East African populations demonstrate that mean territory size is inversely related to population density and that density, in turn, is a function of the size of the forest block.

Landscape genetics of an endangered lemur (Propithecus tattersalli) within its entire fragmented range

The results are in agreement with a limited influence of forest habitat connectivity on gene flow patterns (except for North of the species’ range), suggesting that dispersal is still possible today among most forest patches for this species.

Female dispersal patterns in six groups of ursine colobus (Colobus vellerosus): infanticide avoidance is important

Females appear to emigrate to reduce infanticide threat although feeding competition is reduced in smaller groups as well, and colobines at BFMS are better described as ‘incomplete suppressors’.

The social life of a black-and-white Colobus monkey, Colobus guereza.

  • J. Oates
  • Psychology
    Zeitschrift fur Tierpsychologie
  • 1977
To investigate relationships between ecology and social organization, observations were made on several populations of Colobus guereza in East Africa in 1970-74 and results are reported, emphasizing differences in male and female strategies.


Female inter-group aggression was not linked to female philopatry in black-and-white colobus and this indicates that phylogenetic inertia did not constrain this aspect of social behaviour, according to socio-ecological theory.

Intergroup Relationships in Western Black-and-White Colobus, Colobus polykomos polykomos

Female aggression between groups was related to food procurement and that male forays might be related to infanticide, and the species is particularly interesting because female aggression occurs during intergroup interactions in combination with female dispersal.

Primate abundance along five transect lines at ngogo, Kibale National Park, Uganda

  • Simone Teelen
  • Environmental Science, Biology
    American journal of primatology
  • 2007
The hypothesis that the changes in red colobus and blue monkey density are due to changes in the forest structure and abundance of their most selected feeding trees is tested, and it is shown that changes in forest composition cannot account for changes in their red Colobus abundance.