Visiting in Perodicticus

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Science  27 Nov 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3648, pp. 1183-1184
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3648.1183


Three Perodicticus potto have been observed in captivity for about 1 year. The social custom of visiting was established when one isolated himself from the others by living in a hollow tree trunk. The existence of such very marked social ceremonial in the Lorisoidea is of considerable evoluctionary interest.