The (Mis)use of the Term “Commensalism” in Primatology

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Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Prof. Joanna Setchell for the opportunity and invitation to write this commentary, as well as for her valuable feedback on an earlier version of the commentary. We also thank Aimee Oxley, Dr. Giuseppe Donati, and Prof. Catherine Hill for organizing the workshop held at European Federation for Primatology and the Primate Society for Great Britain conference in Oxford, 2019, and the discussants and participants for fruitful conversation. Finally, we would like to thank the editor and reviewer for their helpful comments.

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Maréchal, L., McKinney, T. The (Mis)use of the Term “Commensalism” in Primatology. Int J Primatol 41, 1–4 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-020-00137-8

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