Evolution and Ecology of Macaque Societies

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Cambridge University Press, May 30, 1996 - Science - 597 pages
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The genus Macaca is the most widely distributed of nonhuman primates and is found in twenty countries in Southeast Asia and North Africa. Over the comparative short time span of five million years, macaques have evolved diverse forms, from long-tailed arboreal types to robust terrestrial animals, and inhabit a variety of habitats. Although macaques are probably one of the most studied monkeys both in the wild and in captivity, data from long-term studies and pioneering work of little-known species are only just emerging. In this book, world authorities on macaques interpret recent research and present up-to-date syntheses of many aspects of macaque ecology, evolution, behavior and conservation.

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Great source for my synthesis assignment. Although a little outdated, it contains valuable evolutionary and taxonomy information about the Macaques. Fascinating!

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John E. Fa is Chief Conservation Officer at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and Visiting Professor at the School of Biological Sciences, Imperial College London. He specialises in endangered species biology and protection and on the impact of hunting on wildlife in Africa and Latin America.

Donald Lindburg, Head of the Office of Giant Panda Conservation at the Zoological Society of San Diego, is editor, with Shirley C. Strum and David Hamburg, of "The New Physical Anthropology: Science, Humanism, and Critical Reflection "(1999), and editor, with John E. Fa, of "Evolution and Ecology of Macaque Societies "(1996), among other books. Karen Baragona is Deputy Director, Species Conservation, World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US).

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