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Predation by mammalian carnivores on nocturnal primates: is the lack of evidence support for the effectiveness of nocturnality as an antipredator strategy?

Abstract:

The apparent paucity of accounts of predation, particularly by felids, on nocturnal primates is confirmed by a quasi-systematic review of 1,939 publications which revealed just 1 case of a felid eating a nocturnal primate. This instance was amongst only 51 direct reports of predation by vertebrates on nocturnal primates (90% were on Madagascar, where 56% of approx. 110 nocturnal primate species occur), of which 41% were by birds of prey. These findings prompt discussion of two possibilities: ...

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10.1159/000343716

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology
Volume:
83
Issue:
3-6
Pages:
236-251
Publication date:
2012-01-05
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EISSN:
1421-9980
ISSN:
0015-5713
URN:
uuid:d3b579ed-6c57-4d34-a591-843d878fb9f0
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375868
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pubs:375868

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