By Colin Groves (auth.), Nicholas E. Newton-Fisher, Hugh Notman, James D. Paterson, Vernon Reynolds (eds.)

Written by means of a global array of primatologists, this quantity offers a chain of medical debts with subject matters that diversity from taxonomy and biogeography to ecology, habit and body structure, and finally, to conservation. The species studied diversity from nocturnal strepsirrhines to chimpanzees and mountain gorillas. each examine is new, released right here for the 1st time. jointly they supply a set of clean discoveries and insights, and this e-book displays either present styles of reseach and the range of the primates of western Uganda.

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This suggests that an important adaptation for coping in environments with greater seasonal variation in plant production is an increased capacity to process mature foliage. Other studies suggest that colobines may vary in their capacity to break down digestion inhibitors and are constrained by their relative ability to extract nutrients from the environment (Hladik, 1977; Stanford, 1990). Factors Influencing Variation in the Population Densities of Colohusguereza 41 Colobines have also been differentiated in terms of how their body size is related to dietary quality.

Furthermore, none of the study groups were found to experience an energy deficit and they did not select foods high in energy content. This suggests that energy is not a limiting factor in the diet of C. £fuereza^ at least at Kibale, where foraging effort was more closely related to the protein-to-fiber ratio in mature leaves. C O N C L U S I O N S A N D IMPLICATIONS A Synthesis of Dietary Strategies and Feeding Ecology in Colobines Although colobines have been broadly classified as folivores, they show wide variation in their feeding behavior, relying on flowers, fruits, shoots, and seeds to varying degrees (Glutton-Brock, 1975; Hladik, 1977; McKey, 1978; Harrison, 1986; Dunbar, 1987; Stanford, 1991; Dasilva, 1992; Mitchell, 1994; Gates, 1994; Fashing, 2001a).

Taxonomy and Biogeography 17 A number of authors, notably Colyn (1991), have noted that there is an odd hiatus within the range of two species of colobus in the Kivu region. The southern boundary of Colobus cingolensis cottoni is the Lindi River; there are no blaclc-and-white colobus in the Kivu lowlands until the Ulindi is reached, and south of this C. a cordieri occurs. The southern boundary oi Piliocolobus foai ellioti is the Maiko River, south of which there is again a hiatus (though smaller than that within C.

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