The Colobines: Natural history, behaviour and ecological diversity

Ikki Matsuda (Editor), Cyril C. Grueter (Editor), Julie Teichroeb (Editor)

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The Colobines are a group of Afroeurasian monkeys that exhibit extraordinary behavioural and ecological diversity. With long tails and diverse colourations, they are medium-sized primates, mostly arboreal, that are found in many different habitats, from rain forests and mountain forests to mangroves and savannah. Over the last two decades, our understanding of this group of primates has increased dramatically. This volume presents a comprehensive overview of the current research on colobine populations, including the range of biological, ecological, behavioural and societal traits they exhibit. It highlights areas where our knowledge is still lacking, and outlines the current conservation status of colobine populations, exploring the threats to their survival. Bringing together international experts, this volume will aid future conservation efforts and encourage further empirical studies. It will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in primatology, biological anthropology and conservation science. Additional online resources can be found at
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781108347150
ISBN (Print)9781108421386, 9781108411035
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2022


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