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Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) Fact Sheet: Bibliography & Resources


Andelman SJ. 1987. Evolution of concealed ovulation in vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops). American Naturalist. 129(6):785-799. DOI: 10.1086/284675

Baldellou M, Henzi SP. 1992. Vigilance, predator detection and the presence of supernumerary males in vervet monkey troops. Animal Behaviour. 43(3):451-461. DOI: 10.1016/s0003-3472(05)80104-6

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Cheney DL, Seyfarth RM. 1983. Nonrandom dispersal in free-ranging vervet monkeys: social and genetic consequences. American Naturalist. 122(3):392-412. DOI: 10.1086/284142

Cheney DL, Seyfarth RM. 1987. The influence of intergroup competition on the survival and reproduction of female vervet monkeys. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 21(6):375-386. DOI: 10.1007/bf00299932

Cheney DL, Seyfarth RM. 1989. Redirected aggression and reconciliation among vervet monkeys, Cercopithecus aethiops. Behaviour. 110:258-275. DOI: 10.1163/156853989x00501

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Cheney DL, Seyfarth RM, Andelman SJ, Lee PC. 1988. Reproductive success in vervet monkeys. In: Clutton-Brock TH, editor. Reproductive success: studies of individual variation in contrasting breeding systems. Chicago (IL): University of Chicago Press. p. 384-402.

De Jong YA, Butynski TM. 2010. Three Sykes's monkey Cercopithecus mitis x vervet monkey Chlorocebus pygerythrus hybrids in Kenya. Primate Conservation. 25:43-56.

Ducheminsky N, Henzi SP, Barrett L. 2014. Responses of vervet monkeys in large troops to terrestrial and aerial predator alarm calls. Behavioral Ecology. 25:1474-1484. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/aru151

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Enstam KL, Isbell LA. 2002. Comparison of responses to alarm calls by patas (Erythrocebus patas) and vervet (Cercopithecus aethiops) monkeys in relation to habitat structure. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 119(1):3-14. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.10104

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Fairbanks LA. 1990. Reciprocal benefits of allomothering for female vervet monkeys. Animal Behaviour. 40(3):553-562. DOI: 10.1016/s0003-3472(05)80536-6

Fairbanks L. 2002. Juvenile vervet monkeys: establishing relationships and practicing skills for the future. In: Pereira ME, Fairbanks L, editors. Juvenile primates: life history, development, and behavior. Chigago (IL): The University of Chicago Press. p. 211-227.

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Fruteau C, van de Waal E, van Damme E, Noe R. 2011. Infant access and handling in sooty mangabeys and vervet monkeys. Animal Behaviour. 81(1):153-161. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.09.028

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Grubb P, Butynski T, Oates J, Bearder S, Disotell T, Groves C, Struhsaker T. 2003. Assessment of the diversity of African primates. International Journal of Primatology. 24(6):1301-1357. DOI: 10.1023/B:IJOP.0000005994.86792.b9

Hurov JR. 1987. Terrestrial locomotion and back anatomy in vervets (Cercopithecus aethiops) and patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas). American Journal of Primatology. 13(3):297-311. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.1350130307

Isbell LA. 1990. Sudden short-term increase in mortality of vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops) due to leopard predation in Amboseli National Park, Kenya. American Journal of Primatology. 21(1):41-52. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.1350210105

Isbell L, Enstam Jaffe K. 2013. Chlorocebus pygerythrus, vervet monkey. In: Butynski TM, Kingdon J, editors. Mammals of Africa. London (GB): Bloomsbury. p. 277-283.

Isbell LA, Pruetz JD. 1998. Differences between vervets (Cercopithecus aethiops) and patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) in agonistic interactions between adult females. International Journal of Primatology. 19(5):837-855. DOI: 10.1023/a:1020393329574

Isbell LA, Young TP. 1993. Social and ecological influences on activity budgets of vervet monkeys, and their implications for group living. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 32(6):377-385.

Isbell LA, Pruetz JD, Lewis M, Young TP. 1998. Locomotor activity differences between sympatric patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) and vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops): implications for the evolution of long hindlimb length in homo. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 105:199-207. DOI: 10.1002/(sici)1096-8644(199802)105:2<199::aid-ajpa7>;2-q

Isbell LA, Pruetz JD, Young TP. 1998. Movements of vervets (Cercopithecus aethiops) and patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) as estimators of food resource size, density, and distribution. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 42(2):123-133. DOI: 10.1007/s002650050420

Isbell LA, Cheney DL, Seyfarth RM. 2002. Why vervets (Cercopithecus aethiops) live in multimale groups. In: Glenn ME, Cords M, editors. The guenons: diversity and adaptation in African monkeys. New York (NY): Plenum. p. 173-187.

Isbell LA, Young TP, Jaffe KE, Carlson AA, Chancellor RL. 2009. Demography and life histories of sympatric patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) and vervets (Cercopithecus aethiops) in Laikipia, Kenya. International Journal of Primatology. 30(1):103-124. DOI: 10.1007/s10764-009-9332-7

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Lancaster JB. 1971. Play mothering relations between juvenile females and young infants among free-ranging vervet monkeys Cercopithecus aethiops. Folia Primatologica. 15(3-4):161-182. DOI: 10.1159/000155377

Lycett J, Henzi SP. 1992. The relevance of sensory modality to the social transmission of informatio in vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops). South African Journal of Science. 88: 177-179.

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Pellis SM, Pellis VC, Varrett L, Henzi, SP. 2014. One good turn deserves another: combat versus other functions of acrobatics in the play fighting of vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops). Animal Behavior and Cognition. 1(2): 128-143. DOI: 10.12966/abc.05.04.2014

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Struhsaker T. 1967a. Ecology of vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops) in Masai-Amboseli Game Reserve Kenya. Ecology. 48(6):891-904. DOI: 10.2307/1934531

Struhsaker T. 1967b. Social structure among vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops). Behaviour. 29(2/4):83-121. DOI: 10.1163/156853967x00073

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