The ecology of spatial memory in four lemur species

  title={The ecology of spatial memory in four lemur species},
  author={Alexandra G Rosati and Kerri E. Rodriguez and Brian Hare},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
Evolutionary theories suggest that ecology is a major factor shaping cognition in primates. However, there have been few systematic tests of spatial memory abilities involving multiple primate species. Here, we examine spatial memory skills in four strepsirrhine primates that vary in level of frugivory: ruffed lemurs (Varecia sp.), ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta), mongoose lemurs (Eulemur mongoz), and Coquerel’s sifakas (Propithecus coquereli). We compare these species across three studies… CONTINUE READING