Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Tool-assisted predation on a squirrel by a female chimpanzee in the Mahale Mountains, Tanzania

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Brief-communication
Mots-clés d'auteur
  • Pan troglodytes
  • Tool-use
  • Predation
  • Sciuridae
  • Adolescent female
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Mammiferes_v2b_02581
Auteur(s)
  • Michael A. Huffman 1
  • Mohamedi Seifu Kalunde 2
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Department of Zoology, Kyoto University, Sakyoku, 606, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2) Mahale Mountains Wildlife Research Center, P. O. Box 1053, Kigoma, Tanzania
Résumé

A 12-year-old female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) of M-Group in the Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania was seen to rouse, capture, and eat a squirrel hiding in the narrow hole of a tree. The kill was aided by the use of a sturdy tool modified from a branch of the same tree. This appears to be the first reported case for chimpanzees, or any other nonhuman primate, of tool-use that directly led to the capture of a mammalian prey species. This behavior is discussed in relation to possible factors contributing to the occurrence of tool-use in small mammal predation especially by females to exploit a low competition meat source.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - health sciences
  • 2 - psychology & cognitive sciences
  • 3 - behavioral science & comparative psychology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - ethologie animale
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Animal Science and Zoology
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - zoology
Identifiant ISTEX
F0E9B018BC9DB222DBF22D11B1EB4A4561C9C0CD
Revue

Primates

Année de publication
1993
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
6.168
Sous-corpus
  • Mammiferes
Type de publication
Journal
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