Orang-utan Biology

Orang-utan Biology

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In this unique volume, a group of internationally recognized experts and researchers review the literature and present new data on the skeletal anatomy, reproductive physiology and anatomy, neuroanatomy, behaviour, evolutionary genetics, and palaeontology of orang-utans. It is the most thorough and comprehensive reference available on the the biology and evolution of this fascinating primate group.
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  • Hardback | 390 pages
  • 187.5 x 260.9 x 20.8mm | 1,069.93g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 138 figures, 53 tables
  • 0195043715
  • 9780195043716

Table of contents

OVERVIEW: HISTORY, TAXONOMY, BEHAVIOUR AND ECOLOGY, AND EVOLUTION O. Roher-Ertl: On the research history, nomenclature, and taxonomy; J. Courtenay, C. Groves & P. Andrews: Inter- or intra-island variation?: an assessment of the differences between Bornean and Sumatran; P.S. Rodman: Diversity and consistency in ecology and behaviour; J. Marks: The phylogenetic status from a genetic perspective; J.H. Schwartz: History, morphology, paleontology, and evolution. REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY, BEHAVIOUR, AND ANATOMY C.E. Graham: Reproductive physiology; R.D. Nadler: Sexual and reproductive behaviour; N.M. Czekala, S.E. Shindler & B.L. Lasley: Comparisons of female reproductive hormone patterns in the hominoids; S.R. Kingsely: Physiological development of male orang-utans and gorillas; J.F. Dahl: The external genitalia; H. Soma: Morphology of the placenta. NEUROANATOMY K. Zilles & G. Rehkamper: The brain, with special reference to its telencephalon; E. Armstrong & G.T.{Frost: The dicencephalon: a comparative review. CRANIOFACIAL ANATOMY, GROWTH, AND FUNCTIONAL MORPHOLOGY L.A. Winkler: Variation in the suboccipital anatomy; O. Roher-Ertl: Cranial growth; G.C. Conroy, M.W. Vannier & L.W. Winkler: Sexual dimorphism in exocranial and endocranial dimensions; B.T. Shea: Phylogeny and skull form in the hominoid primates; B.Brown & S.C. Ward: Basicranial and facial topography in Pongo and Sivapithecus. DENTAL MORPHOLOGY J.D. Swarts: Deciduous dentition: implications for hominoid phylogeny; D.R. Swindler & A.F. Olshan: Comparative and evolutionary aspects of dentition. POSTCRANIAL MORPHOLOGY, ONTOGENY, AND FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY M.E. Morbeck & A.L. Zihlman: Body composition and limb proportions; M.D. Rose: Functional anatomy of orang-utan cheiridia; R.H. Tuttle & G.W. Cortright: The positional behaviour, adaptive complexes, and evolution; J.D. Anderton: Anomalies and atavisms in the appendicular myology; W.L. Jungers & S.E. Hartman: Relative growth of the locomotor skeleton in orang-utan and other large-bodied hominoids.
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"Schwartz has brought together 25 contributions by 36 scholars interested in aspects of the evolutionary biology of the only living Asian great ape. . . .There are detailed discussions of anatomy (and physiology). . . .This is a technical treatment best suited to special collections in zoology or anthropology." --Choice"Enhances our understanding of this rare and remarkable great ape. The volume further underscores the need for continued research on captive and wild orangutans (and other apes) if the goals of paleoanthropology include a better understanding of human phylogeny and behavioral pathways in human evolution." --Science"When one challenges orthodoxy, some very positive results can occur, and this book is one of them . . . . This is a valuable contribution that provides new material and useful reviews." --Biological Anthropology"This volume is a complete, often provocative, compendium of orang-utan lore . . . . It conveys collegial consensus on the broad structural level while offering salubrious dissent at the interpretive level. It will be an oft-cited source and indispensable addition to the library of anyone interested in the large-bodied hominoids . . . . This volume represents an instructive, highly successful, and rewarding endeavor for our discipline" --International Journal of Primatology "Schwartz has brought together 25 contributions by 36 scholars interested in aspects of the evolutionary biology of the only living Asian great ape. . . .There are detailed discussions of anatomy (and physiology). . . .This is a technical treatment best suited to special collections in zoology or anthropology." --Choice "Enhances our understanding of this rare and remarkable great ape. The volume further underscores the need for continued research on captive and wild orangutans (and other apes) if the goals of paleoanthropology include a better understanding of human phylogeny and behavioral pathways in human evolution." --Science "When one challenges orthodoxy, some very positive results can occur, and this book is one of them . . . . This is a valuable contribution that provides new material and useful reviews." --Biological Anthropology "This volume is a complete, often provocative, compendium of orang-utan lore . . . . It conveys collegial consensus on the broad structural level while offering salubrious dissent at the interpretive level. It will be an oft-cited source and indispensable addition to the library of anyone interested in the large-bodied hominoids . . . . This volume represents an instructive, highly successful, and rewarding endeavor for our discipline" --International Journal of Primatology "Schwartz has brought together 25 contributions by 36 scholars interested in aspects of the evolutionary biology of the only living Asian great ape. . . .There are detailed discussions of anatomy (and physiology). . . .This is a technical treatment best suited to special collections in zoology or anthropology." --Choice "Enhances our understanding of this rare and remarkable great ape. The volume further underscores the need for continued research on captive and wild orangutans (and other apes) if the goals of paleoanthropology include a better understanding of human phylogeny and behavioral pathways in human evolution." --Science "When one challenges orthodoxy, some very positive results can occur, and this book is one of them . . . . This is a valuable contribution that provides new material and useful reviews." --Biological Anthropology "This volume is a complete, often provocative, compendium of orang-utan lore . . . . It conveys collegial consensus on the broad structural level while offering salubrious dissent at the interpretive level. It will be an oft-cited source and indispensable addition to the library of anyone interested in the large-bodied hominoids . . . . This volume represents an instructive, highly successful, and rewarding endeavor for our discipline" --International Journal of Primatology "Schwartz has brought together 25 contributions by 36 scholars interested in aspects of the evolutionary biology of the only living Asian great ape. . . .There are detailed discussions of anatomy (and physiology). . . .This is a technical treatment best suited to special collections in zoology oranthropology." --Choice"Enhances our understanding of this rare and remarkable great ape. The volume further underscores the need for continued research on captive and wild orangutans (and other apes) if the goals of paleoanthropology include a better understanding of human phylogeny and behavioral pathways in humanevolution." --Science"When one challenges orthodoxy, some very positive results can occur, and this book is one of them . . . . This is a valuable contribution that provides new material and useful reviews." --Biological Anthropology"This volume is a complete, often provocative, compendium of orang-utan lore . . . . It conveys collegial consensus on the broad structural level while offering salubrious dissent at the interpretive level. It will be an oft-cited source and indispensable addition to the library of anyone interestedin the large-bodied hominoids . . . . This volume represents an instructive, highly successful, and rewarding endeavor for our discipline" --International Journal of Primatology
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