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Implications of body mass and predation for ape social system and biogeographical distribution

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Despite the fact that all African great apes have overlapping diets, they differ substantially in both biogeographical distribution and social organisation: Gorilla lives in relatively small, cohesive groups within a small biogeographical area while Pan is much more widely distributed and lives in large, fluid groups in which the members are rarely all together. In this study we use a modelling approach to identify possible causes and consequences of these differences. We us...

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Institution:
"University of Liverpool", "Roehampton University, London"
Department:
School of Human and Life Sciences
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"University of Liverpool", "University of Oxford"
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Cognitive & Evolutionary Anthropology,Institute of
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Lehmann, J
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Dunbar, R
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell Publisher's website
Journal:
Oikos Journal website
Volume:
118
Issue:
3
Pages:
379-390
Publication date:
2009-03-01
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EISSN:
1600-0706
ISSN:
0030-1299
Language:
English
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ora:3189
Deposit date:
2010-01-06

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