The Natural History of the Doucs and Snub-nosed Monkeys

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World Scientific, Jan 1, 1998 - Nature - 382 pages
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The Natural History of the Doucs and Snub-nosed Monkeys provides a comprehensive introduction to the biology of some of the rarest and least-known nonhuman primates. Virtually unstudied and unknown until 20 years ago, the doucs and snub-nosed monkeys occupy some of the most remote habitats of eastern Asia and exhibit some of the most unusual adaptations of any nonhuman primates. The volume provides detailed information on these rare Asian primates that will be useful to practitioners of evolutionary biology, field and laboratory primatology, systematics, field ecology, and conservation biology.
 

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Contents

1ntroduction
1
Evolution and Systematica
13
Classification and Distribution of the Extant Subspecies
53
The 1ntegument of the Oddnosed Colobines
79
Mandibular Morphology of the Doucs and Snubnosed
105
The Morphology of the Gastrointestinal Tract
129
Ecology and Behavior in Snubnosed and Douc Langurs
155
Natural History of Douc Langurs
191
Selected Nutrient Analysis of Plants in the Diet of the Guizhou
241
Preliminary Survey of the Home Range and Ranging Behavior
255
Preliminary Survey of the Social Organization of Rhinopithecus
269
Time Budgets of the Yunnan SnubNosed Monkey
279
Primate Conservation in Vietnam
293
Conservation Status and Prospects of the Snubnosed
301
Conservation of Tonkin Snubnosed Monkey
315
APPEND1X Toward a Gazetteer of the Snubnosed and Douc Langurs
337

Preliminary Observations of the Ecology and Behavior of
207
Ecology and Behavior of the Guizhou Snubnosed Langur
217

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