Primates: Their Niche Structure and Habitats

  • Malcolm Coe


Any discussion of the niche requirements of a particular animal group cannot easily be divorced from a consideration of the habitat they occupy. I shall here use the term habitat to refer to the “conglomerate of physical and biotic factors which make up the sort of place in which an animal lives” (Partridge, 1978). Thus we are concerned with the horizontal and vertical structure of the environment that a primate occupies, together with the prevailing physical conditions and their diurnal and seasonal variations.


Body Size Large Herbivore Humid Forest Mammal Fauna Rain Fall 
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  • Malcolm Coe
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  1. 1.Animal Ecology Research Group Department of ZoologyUniversity of OxfordUK

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