A comparison of salivary pH in sympatric wild lemurs (Lemur catta and Propithecus verreauxi) at Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar

@article{Cuozzo2008ACO,
  title={A comparison of salivary pH in sympatric wild lemurs (Lemur catta and Propithecus verreauxi) at Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar},
  author={F. Cuozzo and M. Sauther and Nayuta Yamashita and R. Lawler and D. K. Brockman and L. Godfrey and L. Gould and Ibrahim Antho Jacky Youssouf and Cheryl Lent and J. Ratsirarson and A. F. Richard and J. R. Scott and R. Sussman and Lynne M. Villers and M. A. Weber and G. Willis},
  journal={American Journal of Primatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={70}
}
  • F. Cuozzo, M. Sauther, +13 authors G. Willis
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American Journal of Primatology
  • Chemical deterioration of teeth is common among modern humans, and has been suggested for some extinct primates. Dental erosion caused by acidic foods may also obscure microwear signals of mechanical food properties. Ring‐tailed lemurs at the Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve (BMSR), Madagascar, display frequent severe tooth wear and subsequent tooth loss. In contrast, sympatric Verreaux's sifaka display far less tooth wear and infrequent tooth loss, despite both species regularly consuming acidic… CONTINUE READING
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