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Vol. 62, No. 1-3, 1994
Issue release date: 1994
Section title: The Aye-Aye: Madagascar’s Most Puzzling Primate
Folia Primatol 1994;62:125–135
(DOI:10.1159/000156769)

Tap-Scanning and Extractive Foraging in Aye-Ayes, Daubentonia madagascariensis

Erickson C.J.
Duke University, Durham, N.C., USA

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Abstract of The Aye-Aye: Madagascar’s Most Puzzling Primate

Published online: 9/16/2008

Number of Print Pages: 11
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ISSN: 0015-5713 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9980 (Online)

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Abstract

The trees on which aye-ayes forage contain complex communities of organisms. Aye-ayes appear to use tap-scanning behaviour, in combination with complex perceptual and inferential capabilities, to exploit these communities as a source of food. In doing so, they alter them, perhaps to their own advantage.


  

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Carl J. Erickson, Department of Psychology – Experimental, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 (USA)

  

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Number of Print Pages : 11

  

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Folia Primatologica (International Journal of PrimatologyInternationale Zeitschrift für PrimatologieJournal international de Primatologie)

Vol. 62, No. 1-3, Year 1994 (Cover Date: 1994)

Journal Editor: Crompton R.H. (Liverpool)
ISSN: 0015–5713 (Print), eISSN: 1421–9980 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/FPR


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First-Page Preview
Abstract of The Aye-Aye: Madagascar’s Most Puzzling Primate

Published online: 9/16/2008

Number of Print Pages: 11
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0015-5713 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9980 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/FPR


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