Most of the research carried out at Kuala Lompat has been concerned with the primate community. The importance of the trees in which primates live, and on which they feed, has been emphasized. The main features of the forest were described in Chapter 2, and the continual reference to plant species supplying food in subsequent chapters emphasizes further the importance of studying plants as well as animals. The main foods eaten by primates have been classified as fruits, leaves and animal matter (mainly arthropods). Various birds and other mammals share foods eaten by primates. Since competition is assumed to occur when the availability of a food resource required by one species is reduced by the activity of another, any partially or wholly arboreal bird or mammal taking food consumed by primates may be regarded as potential competitors.


Canopy Level Leaf Monkey Flying Squirrel Tree Squirrel Palm Civet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John B. Payne
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  1. 1.Sub-department of Veterinary AnatomyUniversity of CambridgeEngland

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