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Ranging behaviour of a group of black Colobus (Colobus satanas) in the Douala-Edea Reserve, Cameroon.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7166289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Data are presented from an 11-month study of the ranging movements of a group of Colobus satanas in a rain forest on the coast of Cameroon. Discussion centers on correlations between seasonal variation in ranging behaviour and seasonal variation in food availability, diet composition and diversity, and weather conditions. The data support the hypothesis that the scarcity of nutrient-rich, highly digestible leaves in this site has led to a feeding strategy based on seeds, which are characterised by high nutritive quality and occurrence in large clumps, allowing monotonous feeding and low expenditure of energy in ranging movements.
D McKey; P G Waterman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0015-5713     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Primatol.     Publication Date:  1982  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-05-05     Completed Date:  1983-05-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370723     Medline TA:  Folia Primatol (Basel)     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  264-304     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cercopithecidae / physiology*
Colobus / physiology*
Feeding Behavior / physiology*
Food Supply
Homing Behavior*
Population Density
Tropical Climate

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