, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 225–228 | Cite as

The acquisition process of a novel behavior pattern in a group of ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta)

  • Peter M. Kappeler


The process of acquisition and propagation of a novel behavior pattern in a group of 18Lemur catta was examined. Six of eight animals that acquired the new habit were infants or juveniles. Adult males did not take up the new behavior pattern. Effects of rank and kinship on the aquisition process were not obvious.

Key Words

Lemur catta New behavior pattern Propagation 


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© Japan Monkey Centre 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter M. Kappeler
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  1. 1.Abteilung für VerhaltensphysiologieTübingen 1Federal Republic of Germany

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