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Primate Diversity

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ISBN-10: 0393974286

ISBN-13: 9780393974287

Edition: 2000

Authors: Dean Falk

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List price: $46.90
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/22/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Where Primates Live and How They Move
How Primates Are Classified
The Primate Pattern
The Basics of Primate Evolution
Introduction
"Nature Red in Tooth and Claw"
The Primate Fossil Record
Paleocene Primates (65 to 55 mya)
Eocene Primates (55 to 36 mya)
The Arboreal Theory
Oligocene Primates (36 to 24 mya)
Miocene Primates (24 to 5 mya)
Plio-Pleistocene Primates (5 mya to 10,000 Years Ago)
"In the Field"--Alfred Rosenberger
Using Living Species to Study Evolution
Molecular Techniques
Other Methods
The Tree Shrew: Structural Ancestor of All Primates?
Summary
Methods and Theory for Studying Living Primates
Introduction
Field Methods
"In the Field"--Jane Phillips-Conroy
Reproductive Strategies: Basic Concepts
Primate Social Systems
Male Strategies
Female Strategies
Kin Selection and Altruism
Environmental Factors: Diets and Predators
Summary
Galagos, Lorises, and Tarsiers
Introduction
What Unites Prosimians
The Prosimian Pattern
Galagos and Lorises
Galagonidae
Loridae
Tarsiidae
"In the Field"--Sharon Gursky
Summary
Lemurs
Introduction
Lemuridae
Megaladapidae
Cheirogaleidae
Indridae
Daubentoniidae
Summary
"In the Field"--Eleanor Sterling
Monkeys of the New World: The Callitrichines
Introduction
The New World Monkey Pattern
Cebidae
The Callitrichines: Marmosets, Tamarins, and Goeldi's Monkeys
"In the Field"--Paul Garber
Summary
Other Neotropical Monkeys: Cebidae and Atelidae
Introduction
Cebidae
The Cebines: Saimiri and Cebus
"In the Field"--Susan Boinski
Atelidae
The Seed Predators: Sakis, Bearded Sakis, and Uakaris
The Atelines
Summary
Old World Monkeys: The Leaf-Eating Colobines
Introduction
The Old World Monkey Pattern
The Colobines
The African Colobines
"In the Field"--John Oates
The Asian Colobines
Summary
Old World Cheek-Pouched Monkeys: The Shift to Terrestriality
Introduction
Guenons
Arboreal Guenons
Semiterrestrial Guenons
"In the Field"--Marina Cords
Other Primates That Live in One-Male Groups
A Species that Spends Time on the Ground
Summary
Macaques and Savanna Baboons: Sexual Politics and Human Evolution
Introduction
Macaques
"In the Field"--Donald Sade
Savanna Baboons
The Classic Baboon Model
Baboons' Lib
Summary
Gibbons: The Lesser Apes
Introduction
The Ape Pattern
The Hylobatid Pattern
Gibbon Social Life
Daily Activities
"In the Field"--Thad Bartlett
A Further Word About Siamangs
Hylobatid Conservation
Summary
Orangutans: The Shy Ape
Introduction
The Great Ape Pattern
The Orangutan: "Person of the Forest"
Social Behavior
Mothering
Orangutan Cognition
"In the Field"--Daniel Shillito
Through a Glass Darkly
Summary
Gorillas: The Largest Primates of All
Introduction
Three Kinds of Gorillas
Locomotion--On the Ground and in the Trees
"In the Field"--Melissa Remis
Diet and Other Day-to-Day Activities
Reproduction
Gorilla Cognition
The Bigger They Come, the Harder They Fall
Summary
Our Cousins: The Chimpanzees
Introduction
Two Species, Two Looks
Of Habitats and Habits
Getting Fed: The Role of Tools and Hunting
Chimpanzee the Hunter
"In the Field"--Ellen Ingmanson
Social Lives of Bonobos and Other Chimpanzees Like Night and Day
Culture and Cognition in Pan
Will They Survive?
Summary
The Earliest Hominids
Introduction
The Australopithecines
Modeling the Common Ancestor
Did the Common Ancestor Hunt?
The Evolution of Cognition in Early Hominids
"In the Field"--Peter Rodman
Summary
Epilogue
Glossary
Bibliography
Credits
Index