Human Evolution

, Volume 4, Issue 2–3, pp 195–198 | Cite as

The myth of sociality in breeding nocturnal prosimians

  • C. Welker
  • A. Welker


The breeding of nocturnal prosimians is sometimes hampered by incorrect information. Well-meant advice should, of course, be based on the successful breeding of at least one of the species under consideration. Such data have been published but mention is seldom made of breeding programmes that have not been successful. Such selective reporting may account for the low rate of reproduction of some species in captivity.

Key words

social behaviour Galago Perodicticus Nycticebus 


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© Editrice II Sedicesimo 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Welker
    • 1
  • A. Welker
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoology and Comparative Anatomy, Primate EthologyUniversity of KasselKassel

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