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Primate Biol., 7, 19–23, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/pb-7-19-2020
Primate Biol., 7, 19–23, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/pb-7-19-2020
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15 Sep 2020
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Do saki monkeys possess a grooming claw?

Constanze Ohlendorf and Eckhard W. Heymann

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In order to contribute to the discussion on the presence of a grooming claw in New World monkeys, we examined living animals, museum specimens and photos of saki monkeys, genus Pithecia. We found that some individuals may possess a grooming claw or at least a grooming claw-like nail on the second toe, while others do not.