Applying Wet Sieving Fecal Particle Size Measurement to Frugivores: A Case Study of the Eastern Chimpanzee (Pan Troglodytes Schweinfurthii)
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CitationWeary, Taylor E., Richard W. Wrangham, and Marcus Clauss. 2017. Applying Wet Sieving Fecal Particle Size Measurement to Frugivores: A Case Study of the Eastern Chimpanzee (Pan Troglodytes Schweinfurthii). American Journal of Physical Anthropology 163, no. 3: 510-518.
AbstractFecal particle size (FPS) as quantified by wet sieving analysis is a measure of chewing efficiency relevant for the understanding of physiological adaptations and constraints in herbivores. FPS has not been investigated systematically in frugivores, and important methodological problems remain. In particular, food items that are not chewed may skew estimates of FPS. We address such methodological issues and also assess the influence of diet type and age on FPS in wild chimpanzees.
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