High Altitude Primates

Primates are remarkably adaptable animals that have gone through multiple radiations across a wide range of habitats.  Habitats found at high altitudes provide particular challenges for resident primate populations.  Landscapes at high altitudes tend to be less productive than neighboring areas at l...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Grow, Nanda B. (Editor), Gursky-Doyen, Sharon (Editor), Krzton, Alicia (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2014, 2014
Edition:1st ed. 2014
Series:Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 16. Modern Human Biological Adaptations to High-Altitude Environments in the Andean Archaeological Record.-17. High Altitude Primates, Extreme Primates, and Anthropological Primatology (There is More to Human Evolution than Tool Use, Culture, or African Apes).                                                                                                                       
  • 10. Rhinopithecus bieti at Xiaochangdu, Tibet: Adaptations to a marginal environment
  • 11. Nutritional implications of the high-elevation lifestyle of Rhinopithecus bieti
  • 12. Variation in primate abundance along an elevational gradient in the Udzungwa
  • 13. Deriving Conservation Status for a High Altitude Population:  Golden Monkeys of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda
  • High Altitude Apes.- 14. High Altitude Diets: Implications for the Feeding and Nutritional Ecology of Mountain Gorillas
  • 15. Preliminary data on the highland Sumatran orangutans (Pongo abelii) of Batang Toru
  • High Altitude Prosimian Primates
  • 1. Effects of Altitude on the Conservation Biogeography of Lemurs in South East Madagascar
  • 2. Hibernation patterns of dwarf lemurs in the high altitude forests of eastern Madagascar
  • 3. Altitudinal Distribution and Ranging Patterns of Pygmy Tarsiers (Tarsius pumilus)
  • High Altitude Monkeys
  • 4. Biogeography and conservation of Andean primates in Peru
  • 5. Population density and ecological traits of high land woolly monkeys at Cueva de los Guacharos National Park, Colombia
  • 6. Seed Dispersal by Woolly Monkeys in Cueva de los Guacharos National Park (Colombia): An amazonian primate dispersing montane plants
  • 7. Distribution and ecology of the most tropical of the high-elevation montane colobines: the ebony langur on Java
  • 8. Snow tolerance of Japanese macaques inhabiting high-latitude mountainous forests of Japan
  • 9. Seasonal and altitudinal migration of Japanese macaques in the Northern Japan Alps