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Walker's primates of the world
Nowak, Ronald M.
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Publication Information:
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
224 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"Portions of this book have been adopted from Walker's mammals of the world, 6th ed., by Ronald M. Nowak, c1999"--T.p. verso.
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From Nigeria's needle-clawed bush baby to the snub-nosed langur of Tibet, Walker's guide includes scientific and common names, number and distribution of species, physical traits, habitat, daily and seasonal activity, population dynamics, home range, social life, reproduction, longevity, and status of threatened species. 179 photos.

Author Notes

Ernest P. Walker (1891-1969) began work on Mammals of the World in the early 1930s, when he became assistant director of the National Zoo in Washington. His work reflected an unequaled store of knowledge about the world's mammals. Ronald M. Nowak is the author of the fifth and sixth editions of Walker's Mammals of the World. His other works on mammalogy include North American Quaternary Canis and several parts of the National Geographic Society's Wild Animals of North America, for which he also was editorial consultant. He received a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Kansas in 1973 and was staff mammalogist at the former Office of Endangered Species, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, from 1974 to 1987. He served as an Air Force officer for four years and is a private pilot.

Table of Contents

Russell A. Mittermeier and Anthony B. Rylands and William R. Konstant
Primates of the World: an Introductionp. 1
Primatesp. 53
Lorises, Pottos, and Galagos (Lorisidae)p. 53
Dwarf Lemurs and Mouse Lemurs (Cheirogaleidae)p. 65
Lemurs (Lemuridae)p. 71
Sportive Lemurs, or Weasel Lemurs, and Koala Lemurs (Megaladapidae)p. 81
Avahi, Sifakas, and Indri (Indriidae)p. 84
Sloth Lemurs (Palaeopropithecidae)p. 89
Baboon Lemurs (Archaeolemuridae)p. 91
Aye-ayes (Daubentoniidae)p. 92
Tarsiers (Tarsiidae)p. 94
New World Monkeys (Cebidae)p. 97
Marmosets, Tamarins, and Goeldi's Monkey (Callitrichidae)p. 117
Old World Monkeys (Cercopithecidae)p. 129
Gibbons, or Lesser Apes (Hylobatidae)p. 168
Great Apes (Pongidae)p. 173
People, or Human Beings (Hominidae)p. 186
World Distribution of Primatesp. 193
Appendixp. 197
Literature Citedp. 203
Indexp. 223