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1st Edition

The Spectral Tarsier

ISBN 9780131893320
Published November 30, 2005 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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.