Comparison of object manipulation among 74 species of non-human primates

@article{Torigoe2006ComparisonOO,
  title={Comparison of object manipulation among 74 species of non-human primates},
  author={Takashi Torigoe},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2006},
  volume={26},
  pages={182-194}
}
Seventy-four primates species (24 genera of six families) were presented with a nylon rope and a wooden cube, and their subsequent manipulations were recorded in detail. Five hundreds and six manipulation patterns were distinguished on the basis of the actions performed, body-parts used and relations to other objects. Inter-specific comparisons revealed three groups: (1) lemurs, marmosets, spider monkeys and leaf-eaters; (2) Old World monkeys except leaf-eaters; and (3) cebus monkeys and apes… CONTINUE READING