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A Case of Simple Tool Use in Wild Liontailed Macaques (Macaca silenus)

Hohmann, G (1988) A Case of Simple Tool Use in Wild Liontailed Macaques (Macaca silenus). In: Primates, 29 (4). pp. 565-567.

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Abstract

Three members of a group of liontailed macaques (Macaea silenus) were seen to use leaves for food preparation. Other examples of prey-selection and hunting behaviour in liontailed macaques reflect individual- and group-specific skills. The absence of similar patterns in bonnet macaques (Macaca radiata) living in the same habitat might be related to differences in the social design and indicate the high significance of social aspects for the occurrence and manifestation of innovative behaviour.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2009 06:07
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/21699

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