Modern macaque dietary heterogeneity assessed using stable isotope analysis of hair and bone.

@article{ORegan2008ModernMD,
  title={Modern macaque dietary heterogeneity assessed using stable isotope analysis of hair and bone.},
  author={Hannah J. O'Regan and Carolyn A. Chenery and Angela L. Lamb and Rhiannon E. Stevens and L Rook and Sarah Elton},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={617-26}
}
Dietary variability might have been a major factor in the dispersal and subsequent persistence of the genus Macaca in both tropical and temperate areas. Macaques are found from northern Africa to Japan, yet there have been few systematic attempts to compare diets between different modern populations. Here we have taken a direct approach and sampled museum-curated tissues (hair and bone) of Macaca mulatta (rhesus macaques) for carbon and nitrogen stable isotope dietary analyses. Samples from… CONTINUE READING