Preliminary-Observations on Hand Preference for Tapping, Digit-Feeding anf Food-Holding in Captive Aye-Ayes (Daubentonnia-Madagascariensis)

Feistner, A.T.C and Price, E.C and Milliken, G.W (1994) Preliminary-Observations on Hand Preference for Tapping, Digit-Feeding anf Food-Holding in Captive Aye-Ayes (Daubentonnia-Madagascariensis). Folia Primatologica, 62 (1-3). pp. 136-141. ISSN 0015-5713. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Aye-ayes possess highly adapted hands, using their specialized third digits to investigate potential food sources by tapping and the third or fourth digits to transfer food to the mouth. Observations were conducted on 11 captive aye-ayes (10-wild caught; 1 captive-bred) following presentation of food or novel objects, and hand use for holding, tapping and digit-feeding was scored. Eight of the individuals showed significant hand preferences for one or more of the 3 measures, although there was no consistent pattern. These preliminary results are compared to those from other lemur species.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: AYE-AYE; DAUBENTONIA MADAGASCARIENSIS; HANDEDNESS; DIGIT-FEEDING; TAPPING; LATERALIZATION
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > Centre for Music Technology
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2009 21:08
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2009 21:08
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20185 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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