J

Jolly, Alison, 27-28 K

Karanisia, 10-11 Karanisia clarki, 7 KetalarĀ®, 329 Keystone mutualists, 387 Kirindy forest, cheirogaleidae species of, 107

Kirindy-Mitea National Park, 259 L

Lactation in Cheirogaleus medius, 101

and fruiting periods, 277-279, 288,

389-390, 392-393 in Lemur catta, 264-265 and polyspecific associations, 127 in Verecia, 277-279, 288, 291-293, 295-297, 300 Larvae resources, 163-164 Leea spinea (plant), 112 Leersia hexandra (plant), 373 Lemur catta, 29, 46, 76-78, 84,

248,414 Lemur dental morphology dental development and microstructure, 70-71 dental health and feeding behavior,

71-72 and diet, 68-69 Lemuridae, 43; see also Lemurs, families of adaptive mechanism of, 141-145 cathemerality activity cycle of, 135-137 environmental cueing mechanisms, 138-141

Lemurs; see also Strepsirhini anterior teeth function, see Madagascar's extant lemur, morphology of anterior teeth bacteria isolated from, 429 changing climatic effects and survival, 392-393

circannual cycles of reproduction in, 106

conservation implications, 393-394, 433-434

dietary quality and digestability in, 143 diseases and conditions of captive, 430

diseases and conditions of wild, 428 dominance hierarchies, 28 endoparasites of, 428 extinct from Madagascar, see

Madagascar's extinct lemurs factors of disease, 425 factors responsible for diversity in, 6-7 families of, 6, 50 fruits, importance of, 392 and fruits for reproduction, 391-392 health and disease overview of,

426-433 lactation period in, 392-393 of Madagascar, 3, 6-7 nocturnal activity of, 138-141 in Ranomafana National Park, 387 response to food scarcity, 391 and seasonality in fruiting and fruit feeding, 389-391 thermoregulation in, 141-142 Lemurs, field research studies in Madagascar during 1955-1975, 26-31 during 1975-1985, 31-33 during 1985-1998, 33-35 in colonial times, 25-26 future prospects, 35-36 in pre-colonial times, 25-26 scientists, 20-24 Lepilemuridae, see Lemurs, families of Lepilemur ruficaudatus, 391 Lepilemur spp., 27, 68, 72, 79 activity, length of, 334, 347

activity budget of, 344, 348-349 complex vocalizations, 349 food resources of, 336 and forest characterization, 333 Lepilemur edwardsi, 328 Lepilemur leucopus, 30, 328 Lepilemur mustelinus, 84 Lepilemur ruficaudatus, 29, 328 Lepilemur septentrionalis, 113 nightly path length and range size of,

340, 350 onset and cessation of activity, 334 ranges of, 338-339 visibility of, 334, 347 vocalizations of, 337-338 Leptadapis, 12

Leucaena leucocephala (tree), 265, 430 Lophocebusalbigena johnstoni, 359 Lorisidae, 7, 179

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