Primate News

  • Genetic opposites attract when chimpanzees choose a mate
    • Via Science Daily
    • Summary: Through the DNA sampling of 150 adult chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, Tanzania and using variable sites they estimated the genetic similarity between male/female pairs. They found that chimps are more likely to reproduce with those that were more genetically similar. This article discusses these findings the possible reasoning behind the mate choice and the mechanisms of mate choice.
    • Source: Duke University
    • Open access: DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160422
  • Baboon vocalizaitons contain five vowel like sound comparable to human speech
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    • Via Eurekalert
    • Summary: Using both acoustic and anatomical analyses, reseraches found speech like sounds from Baboons. This includes such use of grunts and barks.
    • Source: PLOS
    • Open Access: DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169321
  • Chimps use dipping sticks to harvest water from tree holes. They’re the only ones that can reach the resource
    • Via ZME Science 
    • Summary: Camera traps at Comoe Chimpanzee Conservation project show chimps using dipping sticks in tree holes.
    • Source: American Journal of Primatology
    • Open Access: DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22628
  • Star Wars Gibbon is new primate species
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    • Via BBC 
    • Summary: Through the use of genetic and physical comparison to other gibbons. Hoolock tianxing was described as a serpate species of gibbon.
    • Source: American Journal of Primatolgoy
    • Open Access: DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22631
  • Ring tailed lemurs: Going, going, gone?
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    • Via Science Daily 
    • Summary: Ring tailed lemurs have only 2500 left in the wild based upon new study by Dr. Michelle Sauther from University of Colorado at Boulder.
    • Source: University of Colorado at Boulder
    • Online Report: http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/1200343/27358095/1480545207413/PC30_Gould__Sauther_Declining_L_catta.pdf?token=z%2BnU87bxoih5Nev50rG06%2B0lLqI%3D
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