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Title Monkeys of the Taï Forest : an African primate community / edited by W.S. McGraw, K. Zuberbühler and R. Noë.
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Series Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology ; 51
Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology ; 51.
Subject Cercopithecidae -- Behavior -- Côte d'Ivoire -- Parc national de Taï.
Social behavior in animals -- Côte d'Ivoire -- Parc national de Taï.
Adaptation, Biological.
Escape Reaction.
Predatory Behavior.
Social Behavior.
Cote d'Ivoire.
Alt Name McGraw, William Scott.
Zuberbühler, K. (Klaus), 1964-
Noë, Ronald, 1951-
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The monkeys of the Taï Forest : an introduction / by W.S. McGraw and K. Zuberbühler -- The social system of the guenons / P. Buzzard and W. Eckardt -- How small-scale differences in food competition lead to different social systems in three closely related sympatric colobines / A.H. Korstjens, K. Bergman, C. Deffernez, M. Krebs, E.C. Nijssen, B.A.M. van Oirschot, C. Paukert, and E. Ph. Schippers -- The structure of social relationships among sooty mangabeys in Taï / F. Range, T. Förderer, Y. Storrer-Meystre, C. Benetton and C. Fruteau -- Interactions between leopard and monkeys / K. Zuberbühler and D. Jenny -- Interactions between red colobus and chimpanzees / R. Bshary -- Interactions between African crowned eagles and their prey community / S. Shultz and S. Thomsett -- Monkey alarm calls / K. Zuberbühler -- Positional behavior and habitat use of Taï Forest monkeys / W.S. McGraw -- Can monkey behaviour be used as an indicator for poaching pressure? : a case study of the Diana guenon (Cercopithecus diana) and the western red colobus (Procolobus badius) in the Taï National Park, Côte d'Ivoire / I. Koné and J. Refisch -- Vulnerability and conservation of the Tai monkeys fauna / W.S. McGraw.
Summary A great deal has been written about primates; however few volumes have focused on an entire community of sympatric monkeys at a single site. Drawing upon diverse sets of data, the authors provide a multi-thematic case study of the entire monkey community of the Taï forest (Ivory Coast). Much of the book explores how the seven monkey species have adapted to hunting pressures from chimpanzees, leopards, crowned eagles and humans. Other themes covered include feeding ecology, social behaviour, positional behaviour and habitat use, vocal communication and conservation. Colour photographs of all species are provided, showing the major behavioural characteristics of each, as little is known about these West African monkeys. This scientifically important volume will be of interest to a broad audience including primatologists, functional anatomists, psychologists, and behavioural ecologists.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780511286148 (electronic bk.)
0511286147 (electronic bk.)
051128540X (electronic bk.)
9780511285400 (electronic bk.)
9780511542121 (electronic bk.)
0511542127 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 772981908
Additional Format Print version: Monkeys of the Taï Forest. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007 9780521816335 (DLC) 2007002289 (OCoLC)82470456

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