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Vocalizations of Some Cheirogaleid Prosimians Evaluated in a Phylogenetic Context

  • Kathrin F. Stanger
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Acoustic communication is a widespread mode of information exchange in many social animals, including primates. Social animals may live in highly gregarious groups, or may alternatively spend most of their day in solitude, interacting with only a few individuals (Charles-Dominique, 1978). For small nocturnal primates which tend to forage solitarily and encounter each other infrequently, acoustic signals may play a particularly important role in maintaining and regulating their social relationships.

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  • Kathrin F. Stanger
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  1. 1.Duke University Primate CenterDurhamUSA

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