Grooming site preferences in primates and their functional implications

@article{Barton2007GroomingSP,
  title={Grooming site preferences in primates and their functional implications},
  author={R. Barton},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={6},
  pages={519-532}
}
  • R. Barton
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Primatology
The hypothesis that skin care is an important function of allogrooming in primates was evaluated in the light of data on its physical distribution in a wide range of species. It was found that the distribution of autogrooming (assumed to be primarily utilitarian) and allogrooming over 17 body sites were complementary and that allogrooming was concentrated on areas which are inaccessible and/or invisible to an autogrooming animal. However, within accessible and inaccessible site categories… Expand

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