Primate Behavior

Primate Behavior

Developments in Field and Laboratory Research

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Editor: Leonard A. Rosenblum
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271835

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 420
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271835

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Leonard A. Rosenblum

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