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Coquerel's Sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) Fact Sheet: Bibliography & Resources


Andriaholinirina N, Baden A, Blanco M, Chikhi L, Cooke A, Davies N, Dolch R, Donati G, Ganzhorn J, Golden C, et al. 2014. Propithecus coquereli. In: IUCN 2014. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. Available from:

Andriantomopohavana R, Zoanarivelo J, Randriamampionona R, Razafindraibe J, Brenneman R, Louis EJ. 2006. A preliminary study on resident lemur populations in the Mariarano Classified Forest. Lemur News. 11:21-24.

Bastian ML, Brockman DK. 2007. Paternal care in Propithecus verreauxi coquereli. International Journal of Primatology. 28(2):305-313. DOI: 10.1007/s10764-007-9115-y

Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2009. The eponym dictionary of mammals. Baltimore (MD): The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 574.

Cuozzo F, Yamashita N. 2006. Impact of ecology on the teeth of extant lemurs: a review of dental adaptations, function, and life history. In:  Gould L, Sauther M, editors. Lemurs: ecology and adaptation. New York (NY): Springer. p. 67-96.

Demes B, Jungers W, Fleagle J, Wunderlich R, Richmond B, Lemelin P. 1996. Body size and leaping kinematics in Malagasy vertical clingers and leapers. Journal of Human Evolution. 31(4):367-388. DOI: 10.1006/jhev.1996.0066

Eaglen RH, Boskoff KJ. 1978. Birth and early development of a captive sifaka, Propithecus verreauxi coquereli. Folia Primatologica. 30(3):206-219. DOI: 10.1159/000155864

Haring D. 2012. International Propithecus (sifaka) studbook. Durham (NC): Duke University Lemur Center.

Haring D, Bryan C. 2014. Population analysis and breeding and transfer plan: Coquerel's sifaka (Propithecus coquereli). Durham (NC): Duke Lemur Center.

Hill O. 1953. Primates: comparative anatomy and taxonomy: Strepsirhini. New York (NY): Interscience Publishers, Inc. p. 798.

Hovarth J, Weisrock D, Embry S, Fiorentino I, Balhoff J, Kappeler P, Wray G, Willard H, Yoder A. 2008. Development and application of a phylogenomic toolkit: resolving the evolutionary history of Madagascar's lemurs. Genome Research. 18(3):489-499. DOI: 10.1101/gr.7265208

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Jolly A. 1966. Lemur behavior: a Madagascar field study. Chicago (IL): University of Chicago Press. p. 187.

Kun-Rodrigues C, Salmona J, Besolo A, Rasolondraibe E, Rabarivola C, Marques TA, Chikhi L. 2014. New density estimates of a threatened sifaka species (Propithecus coquereli) in Ankarafantsika National Park. American Journal of Primatology. 76(6):515-528. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22243

Mittermeier R, Louis E, Richardson M, Schwitzer C, Langrand O, Rylands A, Hawkins F, Rajaobelina S, Ratsimbazafy J, Rasoloarison R, et al. 2010. Lemurs of Madagascar. Arlington (VA): Conservation International. p. 767.

Mittermeier R, Schwitzer C, Richardson M. 2013. Indriidae (woolly lemurs, sifakas and indri. In:  Mittermeier R, Rylands A, Wilson D, editors. Handbook of the mammals of the world: primates. Barcelona (ES): Lynx Edicions. p. 142-175.

Napier J, Walker A. 1967. Vertical clinging and leaping: a newly recognized category of locomotor behaviour of primates. Folia Primatologica. 6(3-4):204-219. DOI: 10.1159/000155079

Petter J. 1962. Ecological and behavioral studies of Madagascar lemurs in the field. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 102:267-281. DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1962.tb13645.x

Richard A. 1974. Intra-specific variation in the social organization and ecology of Propithecus verreauxi. Folia Primatologica. 22(2-3):178-207. DOI: 10.1159/000155624

Richard A. 1978. Variability in the feeding behavior of a Malagasy prosimian, Propithecus verreauxi: Lemuriformes. In:  Montgomery G, editor. The ecology of arboreal folivores. Washington (DC): Smithsonian Institutional Press. p. 519-533.

Richard A, Dewar R, Schwartz M, Ratsirarson J. 2000. Mass change, environmental variability and female fertility in wild Propithecus verreauxi. Journal of Human Evolution. 39(4):381-391. DOI: 10.1006/jhev.2000.0427

Richard A, Heimbuch R. 1975. An analysis of the social behavior of three groups of Propithecus verreauxi. In:  Tattersall I, editor. Lemur biology. New York (NY): Plenum Press. p. 313-333.

Sauther M. 1989. Antipredator behavior in troops of free-ranging Lemur catta at Bexa Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar. International Journal of Primatology. 10(6):595-606. DOI: 10.1007/BF02739366

UNEP. 2019. Species+: Propithecus coquereli [online database]. Nairobi, Kenya: UNEP [compiled by UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, UK]. [accessed 2019 Oct 08].

Yoder, Yang. 2004. Divergence dates for Malagasy lemurs estimated from multiple gene loci: geological and evolutionary context. Molecular Ecology. 13(4):757-773. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-294X.2004.02106.x

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