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Preliminary Observations on Hand Preference for Tapping, Digit-Feeding and Food-Holding in Captive Aye-Ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis)

Feistner, A.T.C, Price, Eluned C., Milliken, G.W. (1994) Preliminary Observations on Hand Preference for Tapping, Digit-Feeding and Food-Holding in Captive Aye-Ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis). Folia Primatologica, 62 (1-3). pp. 136-141. ISSN 0015-5713. (doi:10.1159/000156770) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1159/000156770
Uncontrolled keywords: Aye-aye; Daubentonia Madagascariensis; Handedness; digit feeding; tapping; Lateralization
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > Centre for Music Technology
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2009 21:08 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2019 11:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20185 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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