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Natural History of the Brown Mouse Lemur

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ISBN-10: 0132432714

ISBN-13: 9780132432719

Edition: 2008

Authors: Sylvia Atsalis

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Panbsp;ANatural History of the Brown Mouse Lemurprovides the most complete look at the behavior and ecology of mouse lemurs. nbsp; There are very few books that address the biology of nocturnal primates. There are even fewer that delve with any detail regarding the behavior of specific species. These animals are difficult to follow. Their diminutive size, the thickness of the vegetation, and their nocturnal habits, make the study of their habits a demanding task.Through a trial of patience, Sylvia Atsalis has undertaken this task. Here she provides an in depth view at the life and behavioral patterns of these tiny primates. nbsp; nbsp;
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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Mouse Lemurs: The World's Smallest Primates
The Cheirogaleidae
Researching the Brown Mouse Lemur
Mouse Lemur Species
Mouse Lemur Distribution
Distinctive Features of the Cheirogaleidae
Researching the Brown Mouse Lemur
Description of the Study Site
Rainfall and Temperature Patterns
Phenological Monitoring
Flowering and Fruiting Patterns
Insect Availability
Live-Trapping Mouse Lemurs
Observing Mouse Lemurs
Diet and Feeding Ecology
The Diet of Mouse Lemurs
Investigating Diet in the Brown Mouse Lemur
Use of Plants and Prey
Bakerella, the Fruit of Preference
Beetles, the Prey of Preference
Other Organic Matter Found in Fecal Samples
Fruit: Availability and Consumption
Phytochemical Analysis of Fruits Eaten
Animal Prey: Availability and Consumption
Observations of Mouse Lemurs Feeding
Mouse Lemurs and Mistletoes
Mouse Lemurs and Beetles
Comparing the Diets of Mouse Lemur Species
What Can Mouse Lemurs Tell Us about Primate Origins
Fecal Sampling as a Way to Study Diet
Suggested Directions for Future Studies
Seasonal Changes in Body Mass and Activity Levels
How Small Mammals Respond to Climatic and Resource Fluctuations
Seasonal Fluctuations in the Cheirogaleidae
Investigating Seasonal Fluctuations in the Brown Mouse Lemur
Fattening and Hilbernation
Population Fluctuations in Body Mass, Tail Circumference, and Activity Levels
Differences in Seasonal Response at RNP
Comparing Seasonal Responses of Mouse Lemur Species
Emerging from Hibernation
Sleeping Nests
The Effects of Trapping
Suggested Directions for Future Studies
The Social Life of the Brown Mouse Lemur
Sociality in Nocturnal Strepsirrhines
Investigating Social Organization in the Brown Mouse Lemur
Social Interactions of the Brown Mouse Lemur
The Solitary Mouse Lemur
Understanding Spatial Distribution Through Trap Data
Changes in Population Composition
Seasonal Fluctuations in Trap Sex Ratio
Migration Patterns and Population Continuity
Population Residents
Scramble and Contest Competition
Suggested Directions for Future Studies
Reproduction in the Brown Mouse Lemurs
Reproductive Patterns of Mouse Lemurs
Assessing Reproductive Condition in the Brown Mouse Lemur
Testicular Enlargement, Estrous Cycles, Gestation, and Births
Reproductive Seasonality
The Advantages of Estrous Synchrony
Postpartum Estrus
Atypical Estrus
Male Reproductive Patterns
Young Mouse Lemurs
Female Reproductive Potential
The Annual Cycle of the Brown Mouse Lemur: An Overview
A Year in the Life of the Brown Mouse Lemur
Local Ecologies
Mouse Lemurs as Small Mammals
The Future