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Time constraints limit group sizes and distribution in red and black-and-white colobus

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Researchers have shown that, in frugivorous primates, a major constraint on group size is intra group feeding competition. The relationship is less obvious in folivorous primates. We investigated whether colobine group sizes are constrained by time limitations as a result of their low energy diet and ruminant-like digestive system. We used climate as an easy to obtain proxy for the productivity of a habitat. Using the relationships between climate, group size, and time budget components for p...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s10764-007-9148-2

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Institution:
"Bournemouth University", "University of Liverpool"
Department:
British Academy Centenary Research Project,School of Biological Sciences
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University of Liverpool
Department:
British Academy Centenary Research Project,School of Biological Sciences
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Amanda H. Korstjens
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Funding agency for:
R. I. M. Dunbar
Publisher:
Springer Science + Business Media Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Primatology Journal website
Volume:
28
Issue:
3
Pages:
551-575
Publication date:
2007-06-05
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EISSN:
1573-8604
ISSN:
0164-0291
URN:
uuid:b5683866-ef7c-42a0-b26a-68812fc8e4a3
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ora:3213

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