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Diversity of Hand Grips and Laterality in Wild African Apes

Neufuss, Johanna, Humle, Tatyana, Deschner, Tobias, Robbins, Martha M., Sirianni, Giulia, Boesch, Christophe, Kivell, Tracy L. (2015) Diversity of Hand Grips and Laterality in Wild African Apes. In: Folia Primatologica. 6th European Federation for Primatology Meeting, XXII Italian Association of Primatology Congress Rome, Italy, August 25-28, 2015. 86 (4). p. 329. KARGER (doi:10.1159/000435825) (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) (KAR id:56224)

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Abstract

Comparative studies of primate grasping and manipulative behaviours in captivity have

with other primates: (1) the use of forceful precision and power squeeze grips involving the use

as laterality. However, recent research has highlighted a diversity of precision and power grips in

population-level or species-wide laterality in non-human primates. The majority of this research

bias or confound these species comparisons. Comparatively little research has been done on hand

Here, we investigate hand use during locomotor and non-locomotor behaviours in wild

chimpanzees ( Pan troglodytes verus , Taï National Park, Cote d’Ivoire) and chimpanzees kept under

results propose that hand grips are similar between gorillas and chimpanzees during the

the processing of several plant foods. Chimfunshi chimpanzees also use forceful precision grips

during daily manipulative tasks, suggesting that this is not a uniquely human ability.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1159/000435825
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: JA - Folia Primatol. [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Tatyana Humle
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2016 11:32 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/56224 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Humle, Tatyana: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1919-631X
Kivell, Tracy L.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5087-0897
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