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Social Behaviour of the Slender Loris (Loris tardigradus lydekkerianus)

Radhakrishna S.a, b · Singh M.a

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a Department of Psychology, University of Mysore, Mysore, andb National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India

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Folia Primatol 2002;73:181–196

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Reviewed Article

Received: March 15, 2001
Accepted: June 18, 2002
Published online: October 23, 2002
Issue release date: October 2002

Number of Print Pages: 16
Number of Figures: 5
Number of Tables: 0

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

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

Abstract

The social behaviour of the nocturnal prosimian Loris tardigradus lydekkerianus in its natural habitat was studied for 21 months in a scrub jungle in Dindigul, southern India. A total of 22,834 scans were collected during 2,656 hours of observation on identified and unidentified lorises. Social interactions were observed between individuals of all age-sex classes, both during the night and at dawn, when the animals met to sleep together. The majority of aggressive encounters between individuals occurred in territorial and mating contexts. Individuals also communicated with each other through chemical and vocal signals. Adults and sub-adults of both sexes were observed to immigrate into the study area, leading to social interactions with resident individuals.


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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Reviewed Article

Received: March 15, 2001
Accepted: June 18, 2002
Published online: October 23, 2002
Issue release date: October 2002

Number of Print Pages: 16
Number of Figures: 5
Number of Tables: 0

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

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


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