Primate Behavior - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125340045, 9781483271835

Primate Behavior

1st Edition

Developments in Field and Laboratory Research

Editors: Leonard A. Rosenblum
eBook ISBN: 9781483271835
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1975
Page Count: 420
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Primate Behavior: Developments in Field and Laboratory Research, Volume 4 examines developments in field and laboratory research on primate behavior. Topics range from facial expressions in nonhuman primates to the behavior and malnutrition in the rhesus monkey. The population structure and dynamics of the Borneo orang-utan in relation to its ecology and reproductive strategy are also discussed, along with the social organization of Macaca fascicularis.

Comprised of six chapters, this volume begins by discussing a field study that uses sound analysis to investigate the link between vocal pattern and social situation in the Japanese monkey (Macaca fuscata). The next chapter focuses on one particular and very important means of visual communication in nonhuman primates: facial expressions. The behavior of marmoset monkeys (Callithricidae) is then considered, with emphasis on their social structure and social organization as well as patterns of social and sexual communication. The remaining chapters explore feeding behavior and malnutrition in the rhesus monkey; the population structure and dynamics of the Borneo orang-utan in relation to its ecology and reproductive strategy; and the social organization and intergroup behavior of Macaca fascicularis.

This book should be of interest to biologists and primatologists.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Contents of Previous Volumes

Variation of Vocal Pattern with Social Situation in the Japanese Monkey (Macaca fuscata): A Field Study

I. Introduction

II. Procedures and Methods

III. The Repertoire

IV. Results and Hypotheses

V. Discussion

VI. Speculations: Articulated Sounds and the Antecedents of Speech


Facial Expressions in Nonhuman Primates

I. Sense Modalities

II. Nonhuman Primate Facial Expressions

III. Developmental Trends

IV. Experimental Data

V. Conclusion


The Behavior of Marmoset Monkeys (Callithricidae)

I. Introduction

II. Taxonomy and Distribution

III. Social Structure and Social Organization

IV. Patterns of Social and Sexual Communication


Behavior and Malnutrition in the Rhesus Monkey

I. Introduction

II. Primate Feeding Behavior and Nutrition

III. An Experimental Program in Protein Malnutrition

IV. Changes in Behavior Resulting from Protein Malnutrition

V. Summary


The Borneo Orang-Utan: Population Structure and Dynamics in Relationship to Ecology and Reproductive Strategy

I. The Study

II. Population Structure and Ecology

III. Interpretation

IV. Concomitant Behavior Patterns

V. Summary


Basic Data and Concepts on the Social Organization of Macaca fascicularis

I. Introduction

II. Group Composition

III. Social Organization

IV. Intergroup Behavior

V. Comparison of Macaca fascicularis with Other Macaques

VI. Summary


Author Index

Subject Index


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Leonard A. Rosenblum

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