Evolution, Ecology and Conservation of Lorises and Pottos (Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropolog) (Hardcover)

Evolution, Ecology and Conservation of Lorises and Pottos (Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropolog) By K. A. I. Nekaris (Editor), Anne M. Burrows (Editor) Cover Image
By K. A. I. Nekaris (Editor), Anne M. Burrows (Editor)
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Furry and wide-eyed, lorises and pottos are small, nocturnal primates inhabiting African, Asian and Southeast Asian tropical and subtropical forests. Their likeable appearance, combined with their unusual adaptations - from a marked reduction of the tail to their mostly slow, deliberate locomotion, powerful grasping and, in some species, a venomous bite - has led to a significant rise in research interest in the family Lorisidae over the last decade. Furthermore, lorises in particular have featured frequently in international media largely due to illegal trade, for example as pets. This is the first volume to present a full picture of the breadth of research being undertaken on lorisids to aid future studies as well as conservation efforts. Focusing on five key topics: evolutionary biology, ecomorphology, behavioural ecology, captive management and conservation, this book is a vital read for graduate students and researchers in primatology, biological anthropology, evolutionary biology, animal behaviour and conservation.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781108429023
ISBN-10: 1108429025
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: March 19th, 2020
Pages: 510
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropolog