Non-dietary analytical features of chimpanzee scats

  title={Non-dietary analytical features of chimpanzee scats},
  author={Caroline A. Phillips and Richard W. Wrangham and William Mcgrew},
Non-dietary aspects of ape scats such as scat weight and diameter are correlated with age and sex of defaecator for gorillas and orangutans. Defaecation rates of primates, including apes, illuminate their role as primary seed dispersers. We assess if non-dietary features of scats for East African chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) reveal such insights for members of the Kanyawara community in Kibale National Park, Uganda. Our objective is to see if such data yield useful perspectives… CONTINUE READING

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