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  • Bergeson, JA (1972) A prosimian research colony. In Martin RD, Doyle GA, Walker AC (eds), Prosimian Biology, pp 202-211. U. Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh.
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  • Cuozzo FP, Sauther ML. (in press). Temporal change in tooth size among ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) at the Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar: effects of an environmental fluctuation. In: Ring-Tailed Lemur Biology. Jolly A, Koyama N, Sussman RW, (eds.). Springer.
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  • Gould L (1994) Patterns of Affiliative Behavior in Adult Male Ringtailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) at the Beza Mahafaly Reserve, Madagascar. Ph.D dissertation, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
  • Gould, L (1997) Affiliative relationships between adult males and immature group members in naturally-occurring ringtailed lemurs (Lemur catta). Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 103:167-171.
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  • Gould L, Sussman, RW and Sauther, ML (1999) Natural Disasters and Primate Populations: the effects of a two-year drought on a naturally occurring population of ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) in southwestern Madagascar. IJP 20:69-84.
  • Gould, L., Sussman, R.W. and Sauther, M.L. 2003. Demographic and Life-hsitory patterns in a population of ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) at Beza Mahafaly Reserve, Madagascar: A 15-year perspective. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 120: 182-194.
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  • Jolly A, Rasamimanana HR, Kinnaird MF, O’Brien TG, Crowley,HM, Harcourt CS, Gardner S, and Davidson J (1993) Territoriality in Lemur catta groups during the birth season at Berenty, Madagascar. In Kappeler PM and Ganzhorn JU (eds), Lemur social Systems and their Ecological Basis, pp. 85-109. New York:Plenum.
  • Jolly, A. and Pride, R. E. (1999). Troop histories and range inertia of Lemur catta at Berenty, Madagascar : A 33-year perspective. Int J. Primatol. 20 :359-371.
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  • Kappeler, P (1990) Social status and scent-marking behaviour in Lemur catta. Anim. Behav. 40:774-788.
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  • Kappeler, PM (1992) Female Dominance in Malagasy Primates. Ph.D. thesis, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
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  • Macedonia JM (1990) What is communicated in the antipredator calls of lemurs: evidence from playback experiments with ringtailed and ruffed lemurs. Ethology 86:177-90.
  • Macedonia J (1993) The vocal repertoire of the ringtailed lemur (Lemur catta). Folia Primatol 61:186-217.
  • Mertl-Millhollen AS, Gustafson HL, Budnitz N, Dainis K, Jolly A (1979) Population and territory stability of the Lemur catta at Berenty, Madagascar. Folia Primatol 31:106-122.
  • Mertl-Millhollen, AS (1988) Olfactory demarcation of territorial but not home range boundaries by Lemur catta. Folia Primatol. 50:175-187.
  • Mertl-Milhollen, A.S. (2000). Tradition in Lemur catta at Berenty Reserve, Madagascar. Int. J. Primatol. 21:287-297.
  • Mertl-Millhollen, A.S., Rambeloarivony, H., Kaiser, V.A., Gray, L. Dorn, L.T., Williams, G. and Rasamimanana, H. in press. The influence of tamarind tree quality and quantity on Lemur catta behavior. . In Jolly, A., Koyama, N., Rasamimanana, H. and Sussman, R. W. (eds.), Ring-tailed Lemur Biology, Springer, New York.
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  • Milliken, GW, Forsythe, C and Ward, JP (1989) Multiple measures of hand-use lateralization in the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta). J. Comp. Psych. 103:262-268.
  • Nakamichi M and Koyama, N (1997) Social relationships among ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) in two free-ranging troops at Berenty Reserve, Madagascar. Int J Primatol 18:73-93.
  • Nakamichi M, Koyama N, and Jolly A (1996) Maternal responses to dead and dying infants in wild troops of ringtailed lemurs at the Berenty Reserve, Madagascar. Int J Primatol 17:505-523.
  • Nakamichi,M and Rakototiana MLO (1997) Effects of spatial proximity and alliances on dominance relations among female ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) at Berenty Reserve, Madagascar. Primates 38:331-340.
  • Oda R. (1996). Predation on a chameleon by a ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) in the Berenty Reserve, Madagascar. Folia Primatol. 67: 40-43.
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  • Pereira ME (1993) Agonistic interaction, dominance relation, and ontogenetic trajectories in ringtailed lemurs. In ME Pereira and Fairbanks, LA (eds), Juvenile Primates: Life History, Development, and Behavior, pp. 285-305. New York: Oxford University Press.
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  • Sauther ML (1992) Effect of Reproductive State, Social Rank and Group Size on Resource Use Among Free-ranging Ringtailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) of Madagascar, Ph.D. dissertation, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
  • Sauther ML (1993) The dynamics of feeding competition in wild populations of ringtailed lemurs (Lemur catta). In Kappeler PM, Ganzhorn J (eds), Lemur Social Systems and Their Ecological Basis, pp 135-152. New York:Plenum Press.
  • Sauther, ML (1994) Changes in the use of wild plant foods in free-ranging ringtailed lemurs during lactation and pregnancy: Some implications for hominid foraging strategies. In Etkin, NL (ed), Eating on the Wild Side: The Pharmacologic, Ecologic, and Social Implications of Using Noncultigens, pp. 240-246. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
  • Sauther, ML(1998) The interplay of phenology and reproduction in ringtailed lemurs: Implications for ringtailed lemur conservation. In Harcourt, CS, Crompton, RH and Feistner, ATC (eds), Biology and Conservation of Prosimians. Folio primat. 69: supplement 1, pp. 309-320.
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