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Primates

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 277–280 | Cite as

Self-wrist biting in Arashiyama-B troop of Japanese monkeys (Macaca fuscata fuscata)

  • Baldev Singh Grewal
Short Communications

Abstract

Self-wrist biting in the Arashiyama-B troop of Japanese monkeys was observed during a nearly 4-year study. In all, six monkeys were seen performing this behavioural pattern. Medium ranking monkeys belonging to the age class 2–7 years performed this behavioural pattern most frequently. A slight tendency for the diffusion of this behaviour along kinship lines was also observed.

Keywords

Animal Ecology Behavioural Pattern Slight Tendency Japanese Monkey Kinship Line 
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© Japan Monkey Centre 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Baldev Singh Grewal
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  1. 1.Kyoto UniversityJapan

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