Subcategorizing Foods in Primates

  • M. G. M. van Roosmalen


Food acquisition and processing is the main theme of this volume, but food itself is usually only categorized in terms of leaves, flowers, fruits, insects and meat, and the food eaters in terms of folivores, frugivores, “omnivores”, insectivores, carnivores, generalist feeders and specialist feeders.


Food Category Fleshy Fruit Young Seed Specialist Feeder Food Part 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. M. van Roosmalen
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  1. 1.Botanical InstituteUniversity of UtrechtNetherlands

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