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Diet composition of the bonnet macaque (Macaca radiata) in a tropical dry evergreen forest of southern India

R. KRISHNAMANI

TROPICAL BIODIVERSITY, 2(2) : 285-302.

1994

Abstract

The diet composition of the bonnet macaque (Macaca radiata) in a tropical dry evergreen forest was studied. This forest was chosen because is floristically different from other habitats in which bonnet macaques have been studied so far. Fruits formed the most important component of the bonnet macaque diet, followed by foliage and invertebrates. The percent frequency of use of different food items chosen by the monkeys did not vary significantly among age/sex classes. The monkeys were well dispersed as a result of an absence of predation pressure; hence, dominance hierarchy was absent due to a lack of competition over limited resources.

 
Diet composition of the bonnet macaque (Macaca radiata) in a tropical dry evergreen forest of southern India
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hortus

leafindicus

malabaricus

 

by HENDRIK VAN RHEEDE

The Hortus Indicus Malabaricus comprises 12 volumes of about 500 pages each, with 794 copper plate engravings. The first of the 12 volumes of the book was published in 1678, and the last in 1693. It is believed to be the earliest comprehensive printed work on the flora of southern India, Asia and the tropics.

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the flora

leafsylvatica

for southern india

 

by Col. RH BEDDOME

Col. Richard Henry Beddome was a British military officer and naturalist in India. His publications include The Flora Sylvatica for Southern India, 1869–73; Ferns of Southern India, 1873; Ferns of British India, 1876; Forester's Manual of Botany for Southern India, 1869–74; Icones Plantarum Indies Orientalis, 1874.

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plants of the

leafcoast

of coromandel

 

by W ROXBURGH

William Roxburgh was a Scottish surgeon and botanist who worked extensively in India, describing species and working on economic botany. He is known as the founding father of Indian botany. In 1795 Plants of the coast of Coromandel was published in 3 volumes. He was elected a Fellow of the Linnean Society.

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the fauna of british

mothindia

including ... Moths

 

by Sir GF HAMPSON

Sir George Francis Hampson was an English entomologist. Hampson travelled to India to become a tea-planter in the Nilgiri Hills, where he became interested in moths and butterflies. He then commenced work on The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma: Moths (4 volumes 1892-1896).

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