The Stump-Tailed Macaque: A Promising Laboratory Primate

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Science  04 Jan 1963:
Vol. 139, Issue 3549, pp. 45-46
DOI: 10.1126/science.139.3549.45


Members of Macaca speciosa have characteristics that make them suitable primates for neuropsychological investigation. They work well in discrimination training, have a varied behavioral repertoire and social interaction, and seem to be at least as intelligent as M. mulatta. They are docile and submit readily to laboratory routine.