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Vol. 69, Suppl. 1, 1998
Issue release date: April 1998
Section title: Ecology: Reviewed Article
Folia Primatol 1998;69(suppl 1):204–217
(DOI:10.1159/000052714)

Vertical Clingers and Sleepers1: Seasonal Influences on the Activities and Substrate Use of Lepilemur leucopus at Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar

T. Nash L.
Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz., USA

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Abstract of Ecology: Reviewed Article

Published online: 4/22/1998

Number of Print Pages: 14
Number of Figures: 3
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0015-5713 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9980 (Online)

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Abstract

Lepilemur leucopus was the subject of an 11-month field study at Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar. Radio-tracking provided point samples of activities and foods eaten for the 5 subjects (4 males, 1 female) across the hot, wet season and the cool, dry season. Across all seasons and animals, about 50% of the time was spent resting and/or self-grooming and about 30% of the time feeding. The majority of foods eaten were leaves and species diversity of the diet was low. During the cooler season, all 5 subjects rested significantly more and travelled significantly less than in the warmer season. Across seasons, feeding time did not change significantly. This species appears to cope with a poor quality diet through inactivity which increases during times of thermoregulatory stress. Substrates used were primarily more vertical and of small (<5 cm) diameter. Substrates did not change markedly across seasons.


Article / Publication Details

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Abstract of Ecology: Reviewed Article

Published online: 4/22/1998

Number of Print Pages: 14
Number of Figures: 3
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0015-5713 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9980 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/FPR


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