ANP 325 Predation on Primates

ANP 325 Predation on Primates - Predation on Primates...

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Lecture Topic: Morphology Behavior Major selective Pressure? Alternate: Rarely seen in Primates Rapid events Snakes and Felids are active at night Nocturnal Predators Human Presence Eliminate predation threat Increase Predation Risk (Removal of forests) Niche switching Anthropogenic Landscapes Problem with data collection Reproductive Lifespan = 20 years Interbirth Interval = 2.5 years Maximum amount = 8 Average females loses 2 females 1 successful predation in 10 years Average group size = 7 females Low rate with high impact Hanuman Langur Crypsis = hiding or stealth Large body size = reduced numbeof predators to attack large-bodied species also a lot of meat Small Body size = Reduced amount of meat, not worth it in some cases Slow-creeping lorises, spines come out from back of neck Consume insects with their low BMR, produce toxic saliva Detection, Protection, Dilution, Likelihood of Encounter
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course ANP 325 taught by Professor Scarry during the Spring '11 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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