Environmental correlates of ranging behaviour in the banded langur, Presbytis melalophos

Folia Primatol (Basel). 1986;47(1):26-38. doi: 10.1159/000156261.


Data are presented from a long-term study of banded langurs in three contrasting rain forest habitats in Peninsular Malaysia. Results from different sites and months are used to correlate ranging patterns with food availability and other environmental variables. Day range lengths are correlated with availability of preferred foods; the degree of territoriality is related to the distribution and size of food sources and length of time for which any one of these produces favoured food items.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Behavior, Animal*
  • Cercopithecidae / physiology*
  • Demography
  • Environment*
  • Malaysia
  • Tropical Climate