, Volume 4, Issue 2-3, pp 187-193

An eco-ethological comparison ofLemur fulvus andLemur macaco

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Classification problems withLemur fulvu andL. macaco are at the origin of research on the eco-ethology of these two species. Interspecific differences were observed in dominance and in sniffing, marking and rubbingbehaviour. It is hypothesised thatL. macaco uses more visual cues in communication thanL. fulvus. The post-copulatory barrier appears however to be more important than the pre-copulatory one.