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Complex processing of prickly pear cactus (Opuntia sp.) by free-ranging long-tailed macaques: preliminary analysis for hierarchical organisation.

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Complex food-processing techniques by gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans have allowed comparisons of complex hierarchical cognition between great apes and humans. Here, we analyse preliminary observations of free-ranging long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) (n = 3) in Thailand processing Opuntia sp. cactus fruits. From our observations, we suggest that there is potential to extend the analyses of hierarchical cognition to Old World monkeys. We found that the macaques used six behavio...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s10329-016-0525-3

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Oxford, SSD, School of Archaeology, Archaeology Research Lab
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Oxford, SSD, School of Archaeology, Archaeology Research Lab
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Oxford, SSD, School of Archaeology, Archaeology Research Lab
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Leakey Foundation More from this funder
Publisher:
Springer Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
Primates Journal website
Volume:
57
Issue:
2
Pages:
141-147
Publication date:
2016-02-26
Acceptance date:
2016-02-12
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EISSN:
1610-7365
ISSN:
0032-8332
Pubs id:
pubs:655854
URN:
uri:8e14d8c2-66bb-4c9b-a3b0-c82e5e7489d2
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uuid:8e14d8c2-66bb-4c9b-a3b0-c82e5e7489d2
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