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The Spectral Tarsier

1st Edition

By Sharon L. Gursky


256 pages

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Part of the Primate Field Studies series. The Spectral Tarier shares the results of long-term field study by Sharon L. Gursky with a broad audience.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Taxonomic History

Chapter 2: Field Site and Data Collection Methods

Chapter 3: Ecological and Social Factors Selecting for Gregariousness:

Chapter 4: Ecological and Social Factors Selecting for Gregariousness

Chapter 5: Infant Care and the Cost of Infant Transport

Chapter 6: The Cost of Nonmaternal Caretakers: Paternal and Subadult Infant Care

Chapter 7: Conservation Status of Spectral Tarsiers

Chapter 8: Summary and Conclusions

About the Author

Sharon L. Gursky is Biological Anthropology Program Coordinator and Professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University, USA. She is currently studying ultrasonic vocalizations in Philippine tarsiers, Tarsius syrichta. Upcoming research will focus on elucidating the function of the ultrasonic vocalization for this species.

About the Series

Primate Field Studies

Monographs on the Lives of Wild Primates

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Physical