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Vocalizations as a Taxonomic Tool

A Bibliography By Pravin Chandiramani

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Gautier, J-P. (1988) Interspecific affinities among the guenons as deducted from vocalizations. In Gautier-Hion, A.; Bourlier, F., Gautier, J.p., & Kingdon, J. (eds) A PRIMATE RADIATION: EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY OF THE AFRICAN GUENONS. Cambridge Univerity Press, Cambridge, 194-226.

Geissmann, T. Duet splitting and the evolution of gibbon (Hylobates spp.) song. Antropologia Contemporanea 7:158 (Abstract only), 1984.

Geissmann, T. Inheritance of song parameters in the gibbon song, analyzed in 2 hybrid gibbons (Hylobates pileatus x H. lar). Folia Primatologica 42:216-235, 1984.

Geissmann, T. Songs of hybrid gibbons (Hylobates pileatus x H. lar). International Journal of Primatology 8:540 (Abstract only), 1987.

Geissmann, T. Songs of different types of hybrid gibbons follow a common principle, pp. 186 in Abstracts of the 13th Congress of the International Primatological Society, July 18-24, 1990, Nagoya and Kyoto, Nagoya, 1990.

Geissmann, T. Systematics of crested gibbons (Hylobates concolor group), pp. 82-83 in Abstracts, International Symposium on Primate Conservation in China, Kunming, Kunming Institute of Zoology, 1990.

Geissmann, T. Evolution of communication in gibbons (Hylobatidae). Ph.D. thesis, Anthropological Institute, Philosoph. Faculty II, Zurich University, 1993.

Geissmann, T. Gibbon systematics and species identification. International Zoo News 42:467-501, 1995.

Geissmann, T. The yellow-cheeked gibbon (Hylobates gabriellae) in Nam Bai Cat Tien (southern Vietnam) revisited. Primates 36:447-455, 1995.

Geissmann, T. Einsichten in der Affensystematik. UniZurich (Magazin der Universiteit Zurich) 1996(2):71 (German text), 1996.

Hodun A. et al (1981) Subspecific variation in the long calls of the tamarin Sanguinus fuscicollis. Z.Tierpsychol. 57, 97-110

Macedonia, J.M., Stanger, K. F. (1994) Phlogeny of the Lemuridae revisted: Evidence from communication signals. Folia Primatol. 63. 1-43.

OLD WORLD MONKEYS: EVOLUTION, SYSTEMATICS & BEHAVIOR (1970) Napier & Napier (eds) Academic Press, London (especially chapters by Kummer and Struhsaker)

Oates J. F., Trocco T.F. (1983) Taxonomy and Phylogeny of black and white colubus monkeys: Inferences from analysis of loud call variation. Folia Primatol. 40. 83-113

Raemaekers & Raemaekers (1985) Field playback of loud calls to gibbons (Hylobates lar) territorial, sex-specific and species-specific responses. Animal Behaviour 33: 481-493

Whitehead J.M. (1995) Vox Alouattinae: A Preliminary survey of acoustic characteristics of long-distance calls of howling monkeys. Int. J. Primatol. 16(1) 121-144.

Macedonia J.M., Taylor L.L. (1985) Subspecific divergence in a loud call of ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata). Am. J. Primatol. 9: 295- 304

Snowdon, C.T. (1993) A vocal taxonomy of the callitrichids. In Rylands (ed) MARMOSETS & TAMARINS :SYSTEMATICS, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOR. Oxford Univ. Press. pp 78-94

Ploog D. et al (1975) Neuroethological studies of vocalizations in squirrel monkeys with special reference to genetic difference of calling in two subspecies. In Brazier M A B (ed) GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT OF THE BRAIN, New York. Raven Press.

Struhsaker, T.T. (1981) Vocalizations, phylogeny & paleogeography of the red colobus monkey (Colobus badius). Afr. J. Ecol. 19 : 265-283

Wilson, W.L. & Wilson C.C. (1975) Species specific vocalizations and the determination of phylogenetic affinites of the Presbytis -aygula-melalophos group in Sumatra. Contempory Primatology. Proc. 5th Intl. Congr. Primatol. Nagoya, Japan 459-463

Winter (1969) Dialects in squirrel monkeys : Voocalizations of the roman arch type. Folia Primatol. 10: 216-219.

Zimmermann E. et al (1988) Variations in vocal patterns of Senegal and South African lesser bushbabies and their implications on taxonomic relationships. Folia Primatol. 51: 87-105

Zimmermann (1990) Differntiation of vocalizations on bushbabies (Galaginae, Prosimiae, Primates) and significance for assessing phylogenetic relationships Z. Zool. Syst. Evol. 28: 217-239


Pravin Chandiramani
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