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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 33, No. 5, 2012, pp. 511-522
Bioline Code: zr12080
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 33, No. 5, 2012, pp. 511-522

 en Diversity and development of positional behavior in non-human primates
ZHANG Jing; QI Xiao-Guang; ZHANG Kan; ZHANG Pei; GUO Song-Tao; WEI Wei & LI Bao-Guo


In long-term evolution, wildlife in general and primates in particular have formed specific patterns of behavior to adapt to a diverse variety of habitat environments. Current research on positional behavior in non-human primates has been found to explain a great deal about primate adaptability diversification, ecology, anatomy and evolution. Here, we summarize the noted classifications and differences in seasonal, site-specific and sex-age positional behaviors while also reviewing the development and status of non-human primate positional behavior research. This review is intended to provide reference for the future research of non-human primates and aid in further research on behavioral ecology of primates.

Nonhuman primates; Positional behavior; Locomotor behavior; Postural behavior

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