The socioecology of the ringtailed lemur: Thirty‐five years of research

  title={The socioecology of the ringtailed lemur: Thirty‐five years of research},
  author={M. Sauther and R. Sussman and L. Gould},
  journal={Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues},
  • M. Sauther, R. Sussman, L. Gould
  • Published 1999
  • Biology
  • Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues
  • Linnaeus' original scientific description of Lemur catta, the ringtailed lemur, was based on a living animal brought to England in 1749. Although there were many brief descriptions of wild ringtailed lemurs, it was not until Jolly wrote her now classic book, Lemur Behavior, that we had our first detailed description of the natural history of these beautiful animals (Fig. 1). Since then, long‐term field studies, mainly from two study sites in Madagascar, Berenty and Beza Mahafaly (Fig. 2), as… CONTINUE READING
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