Tap-scanning and extractive foraging in aye-ayes, Daubentonia madagascariensis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The trees on which aye-ayes forage contain complex communities of organisms. Aye-ayes appear to use tap-scanning behaviour, in combination with complex perceptual and inferential capabilities, to exploit these communities as a source of food. In doing so, they alter them, perhaps to their own advantage.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Erickson, CJ

Published Date

  • January 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / 1-3

Start / End Page

  • 125 - 135

PubMed ID

  • 7721198

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1421-9980

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0015-5713

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1159/000156769


  • eng