Ranging patterns of François' langur in a fragmented habitat in fusui reserve, Guangxi province, China

Li, Youbang, Ding, Ping, Huang, Chengming, Jiang, Pingping and Chia, Evelyn 2014, Ranging patterns of François' langur in a fragmented habitat in fusui reserve, Guangxi province, China, Mammalia, vol. 78, no. 1, pp. 75-84, doi: 10.1515/mammalia-2013-0008.

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Title Ranging patterns of François' langur in a fragmented habitat in fusui reserve, Guangxi province, China
Author(s) Li, Youbang
Ding, Ping
Huang, Chengming
Jiang, Pingping
Chia, Evelyn
Journal name Mammalia
Volume number 78
Issue number 1
Start page 75
End page 84
Total pages 11
Publisher De Gruyter
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2014-02
ISSN 0025-1461
Keyword(s) François' langur
habitat fragmentation
habitat use
range pattern
resource availability
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Francois' langur
Summary Studies of animal ranging patterns and the influencing ecological factors are useful for understanding the relationship between aspects of animal behavior and ecology. In a year-long study, we investigated the ranging behavior and other determining factors for a group of Francois' langur in an isolated habitat of approximately 25.7 ha in Fusui Reserve, China. The Francois' langur home range was estimated to be 15.3 ha, covering ∼60% of their total habitat. The mean yearly day range length estimate was 802.5 m (SD =295.5 m). Langurs changed sleeping sites approximately every 3 days, resulting in increases in the amount of grid cells used and the range length. Food availability of flowers and fruits were seasonal, whereas both mature and immature leaves of most trees were perennial. Ranging behavior was not significantly correlated with the availability of mature leaves, immature leaves, buds, fruits (ripe and unripe fruits) or seeds (p =0.05). These results suggested that variations in food type availability were not factors influencing ranging behavior for this langur group, whereas sleeping site changes, and probably predation avoidance, are factors that influence the ranging patterns of the langur group.
Language eng
DOI 10.1515/mammalia-2013-0008
Field of Research 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
0608 Zoology
Socio Economic Objective 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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