Allogrooming as mutualism in diurnal lemurs

@article{Barton2006AllogroomingAM,
  title={Allogrooming as mutualism in diurnal lemurs},
  author={R. Barton},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2006},
  volume={28},
  pages={539-542}
}
Recent work on allogrooming in Primates has demonstrated the value of considering both its physical and its social aspects. Most studies have been conducted on anthropoid primates only. Here, the grooming interactions of anthropoids and those of diurnal lemurs are contrasted, with special reference to their mutuality. It is shown that lemur grooming appears more intimate and has a far greater component of mutuality than is the case among anthropoids. It is argued that the latter finding… Expand
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