Propithecus verreauxi A. Grandidier, 1867 — Literature

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  • Dewar, R., A. Richard. 2007. Evolution in the Hypervariable Environment of Madagascar. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104/34: 13723-13727.
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  • Erkert, H., P. Kappeler. 2004. Arrived in the Light: Diel and Seasonal Activity Patterns in Wild Verreaux's Sifakas (Propithecus v. verreauxi; Primates: Indriidae). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 57/2: 174-186.
  • Fichtel, C., P. Kappeler. 2002. Anti-Predator Behavior of Group-Living Malagasy Primates: Mixed Evidence for a Referential Alarm Call System. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 51/3: 262-275.
  • Ganzhorn, J. U. 1997. Test of Fox's assembly rule for functional groups in lemur communities in Madagascar. Journal of Zoology 241:533-542.
  • Garbutt, N. 1999. Mammals of Madagascar. Pica Press (Helm Information Ltd.), Robertsbridge, UK.
  • Grant, J. W. A., C. A. Chapman, and K. S. Richardson. 1992. Defended versus undefended home range size of carnivores, ungulates and primates. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 31:149-161.
  • Harcourt, C., and J. Thornback. 1990. Lemurs of Madagascar and the Cormoros: The IUCN Red Data Book. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
  • Hayssen, V., A. V. Tienhoven, and A. V. Tienhoven. 1993. Asdell's Patterns of Mammalian Reproduction: A Compendium of Species-Specific Data. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, USA.
  • Kappeler, P. M. 1997. Determinants of primate social organization: comparative evidence and new insights from Malagasy lemurs. Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 72:111-151.
  • Kappeler, P. M. 1999. Lemur social structure and convergence in primate socioecology. Pages 273-300 in P. C. Lee, editor. Comparative Primate Socioecology. Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge.
  • Kappeler, P. M., and E. W. Heymann. 1996. Nonconvergence in the evolution of primate life history and socio-ecology. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 59:297-326.
  • Kappeler, P. M., and M. E. Pereira. 2003. Primate Life Histories and Socioecology. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, ILlinois, USA.
  • Lewis, R. 2005. Sex Differences in Scent-Marking in Sifaka: Mating Conflict or Male Services?. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 128/2: 389-398.
  • Lewis, R. 2006. Scent Marking in Sifaka: No One Function Explains It All. American Journal of Primatology, 68/6: 622-636.
  • Lewis, R., P. Kappeler. 2005. Seasonality, Body Condition, and Timing of Reproduction in Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi in the Kirindy Forest. American Journal of Primatology, 67/3: 347-364.
  • Loudon, J., M. Sauther, K. Fish, M. Hunter-Ishikawa, Y. Ibrahim. 2006. One Reserve, Three Primates: Applying a Holistic Approach to Understand the Interconnections Among Ring-Tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta), Verreaux's Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi), and Humans (Homo sapiens) at Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar. Ecological and Environmental Anthropology, 2/2: 54-74.
  • MacDonald, D. 2001. The New Encyclopedia of Mammals. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
  • Mittermeier, Rusell A., Anthony B. Rylands, and Don E. Wilson, eds. 2013. Handbook of the Mammals of the World. Volume 3. Primates. 951
  • Muehlenbein, M., M. Schwartz, A. Richard. 2003. Parasitologic Analyses of the Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi) at Beza Mahafaly, Madagascar. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 34/3: 274-277.
  • Nowak, R. 1999. Walker's Primates of the World. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Nowak, R. M. 1991. Walker's Mammals of the World. 5 edition. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore & London.
  • Orrell T. (custodian) (2015). ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (version Mar 2015). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 26th August 2015 (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Kunze T., Flann C., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., eds). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.
  • Palagi, E., D. Antonacci, I. Norscia. 2008. Peacemaking on Treetops: First Evidence of Reconciliation from a Wild Prosimian (Propithecus verreauxi). Animal Behaviour, 76/3: 737-747.
  • Pochron et al. (2004) Demography, life history, and social structure in Propithecus diadema edwardsi from 1986-2000 in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. Am J Phys Anthropol, 125:61-72.
  • Purvis, A., J. L. Gittleman, G. Cowlishaw, and G. M. Mace. 2000. Predicting extinction risk in declining species. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 267:1947-1952.
  • Richard Weigl (2005) Longevity of Mammals in Captivity; from the Living Collections of the World. Kleine Senckenberg-Reihe 48: Stuttgart.
  • Richard, A. F. 1987. Malagasy Prosimians: Female Dominance. Pages 25-33 in B. B. Smuts, D. L. Cheney, R. M. Seyfarth, R. W. Wrangham, and T. T. Struhsaker, editors. Primate Societies. University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London.
  • Richard, A. F., R. E. Dewar, M. Schwartz, and J. Ratsirarson. 2002. Life in the slow lane? Demography and life histories of male and female sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi). Journal of Zoology 256:421-436.
  • Richard, A., P. Rakotomanga, M. Schwartz. 1991. Demography of Propithecus verreauxi at Beza Mahafaly, Madagascar: Sex Ratio, Survival, and Fertility, 1984-1988. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 84/3: 307-322.
  • Ross, C. 1988. The Intrinsic Rate of Natural Increase and Reproductive Effort in Primates. Journal of Zoology 214:199-219.
  • Ross, C., and K. E. Jones. 1999. Socioecology and the evolution of primate reproductive rates. Pages 73-110 in P. C. Lee, editor. Comparative Primate Socioecology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
  • Smith, F. A., S. K. Lyons, S. K. M. Ernest, K. E. Jones, D. M. Kaufman, T. Dayan, P. Marquet, J. H. Brown, and J. P. Haskell. 2003. Body size of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3403.
  • Trillmich, J., C. Fichtel, P. Kappeler. 2004. Coordination in Group Movements in Wild Verreaux's Sifakas (Propithecus verreauxi). Behaviour, 141/9: 1103-1120.
  • Wade, D. 1996. Deforestation and Its Effects in Highland Madagascar. Mountain Research and Development, 16/2: 101-116.
  • Walker, E. 1968. Mammals of the World. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press.
  • Weckerly, F. W. 1998. Sexual-size dimorphism: Influence of mass and mating systems in the most dimorphic mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 79:33-52.
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  • Wrangham, R. W., J. L. Gittleman, and C. A. Chapman. 1993. Constraints on group size in primate and carnivores: population density and day range as assays of exploitation competition. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 32:199-209.
  • Wunderlich, R., J. Schaum. 2007. Kinematics of Bipedalism in Propithecus verreauxi. Journal of Zoology, 272/2: 165-175.
  • Young, A., A. Richard, L. Aiello. 1990. Female Dominance and Maternal Investment in Strepsirhine Primates. The American Naturalist, 135/4: 473-488.


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