publication . Article . 2016

A New Report of Chimpanzee Ant-fishing from the Issa Valley, Tanzania

Alejandra Pascual-Garrido;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Tool use in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) is widespread across their geographical distribution, having been documented in all populations studied to date. Ant-fishing, specifically, is less frequently observed, reported so far in only ten different communities. We describe the first observations of ant-fishing of Camponotus chrysurus by chimpanzees living in the mosaic landscape of the Issa Valley, western Tanzania. After two separate bouts, both occurring in the same position in a fig tree (Ficus lutea vahl), we recovered five ant-fishing tools made from the liana Dichapetalum crassifolium chodat. Tool types closely resemble those described for earlier reports ...
Subjects
free text keywords: QL
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Bogart, S.L. & J.D. Pruetz. 2011. Insectivory of savanna chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) at Fongoli, Senegal. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 145(1): 11-20. [OpenAIRE]

Bolton, B. 1995. A taxonomic and zoogeographical census of the extant ant taxa (Hymenoptera: formicidae). Journal of Natural History 29: 1037- 1056.

three groups of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) Ain Collins, D.A. & W.C. McGrew. 1988. Habitats of western Tanzania compared. Journal of Human Deblauwe, I., P. Guislain, J. DuRpain& L. Can Evolution 17(6): 553-574.

Elsacker. 2006. Use of a tool-set by Pan troglodytes the periphery of the DDjaBiosphere Reserve, troglodytes to obtain termites (Macroterms) in southeast Cameroon. American Journal of Primatology 68: 1191-1196.

Deblauwe, I. & G.P. Janssens. 2008. New insights in insect prey choice by chimpanzees and gorillas in southeast Cameroon: the role of nutritional value. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 135(1): 42-55.

Dutton, P. 2012. Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) ecology in a Nigerian Montane Forest. University Dutton, P. & H. Chapman. 2015a. Dietary pRreferences of Canterbury, New Zealand.

of a submontane population of the rare Nigerianin Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve, DNigeria. American Cameroon chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) Journal of Primatology 77(1): 86-97.

Dutton, P. & H. Chapman. 2015b. New tools suggest local variation in tool use by a montane community of the rare Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes ellioti, in Nigeria.

Primates 56: 89-100.

Easton, J. 2010. New way to dip for honey is the first observation of tool-use in wild chimpanzees of Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda. Pan Africa News 17(1): 5-6.

112 references, page 1 of 8
Abstract
Tool use in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) is widespread across their geographical distribution, having been documented in all populations studied to date. Ant-fishing, specifically, is less frequently observed, reported so far in only ten different communities. We describe the first observations of ant-fishing of Camponotus chrysurus by chimpanzees living in the mosaic landscape of the Issa Valley, western Tanzania. After two separate bouts, both occurring in the same position in a fig tree (Ficus lutea vahl), we recovered five ant-fishing tools made from the liana Dichapetalum crassifolium chodat. Tool types closely resemble those described for earlier reports ...
Subjects
free text keywords: QL
112 references, page 1 of 8

2 1 0 2 chimApanzees in Sierra Leone. Primates 34(4): Alp, R. 1993. Meat eating and ant dipping by wild Rsifhing and honey extraction by wild chimpanzees 463-468.

Bermejo, M. & G. Illera. 1999. Tool-set for termitein the Lossi Forest, Congo. Primates 40(4): 619- 627.

Boesch, C. & H. Boesch. 1990. Tool use and tool making in wild chimpanzees. Folia Primatologica 54(1-2): 86-99.

Boesch, C., J. Head & M.M. Robbins. 2009. Complex tool sets for honey extraction among chimpanzees in Loango National Park, Gabon. Journal of Human Evolution 56(6): 560-569. Retrieved (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2009.04.001).

Bogart, S.L. & J.D. Pruetz. 2008. Ecological context of savanna chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) termite sfihing at Fongoli, Senegal. American Journal of Primatology 70(6): 605-612. [OpenAIRE]

Bogart, S.L. & J.D. Pruetz. 2011. Insectivory of savanna chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) at Fongoli, Senegal. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 145(1): 11-20. [OpenAIRE]

Bolton, B. 1995. A taxonomic and zoogeographical census of the extant ant taxa (Hymenoptera: formicidae). Journal of Natural History 29: 1037- 1056.

three groups of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) Ain Collins, D.A. & W.C. McGrew. 1988. Habitats of western Tanzania compared. Journal of Human Deblauwe, I., P. Guislain, J. DuRpain& L. Can Evolution 17(6): 553-574.

Elsacker. 2006. Use of a tool-set by Pan troglodytes the periphery of the DDjaBiosphere Reserve, troglodytes to obtain termites (Macroterms) in southeast Cameroon. American Journal of Primatology 68: 1191-1196.

Deblauwe, I. & G.P. Janssens. 2008. New insights in insect prey choice by chimpanzees and gorillas in southeast Cameroon: the role of nutritional value. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 135(1): 42-55.

Dutton, P. 2012. Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) ecology in a Nigerian Montane Forest. University Dutton, P. & H. Chapman. 2015a. Dietary pRreferences of Canterbury, New Zealand.

of a submontane population of the rare Nigerianin Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve, DNigeria. American Cameroon chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) Journal of Primatology 77(1): 86-97.

Dutton, P. & H. Chapman. 2015b. New tools suggest local variation in tool use by a montane community of the rare Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes ellioti, in Nigeria.

Primates 56: 89-100.

Easton, J. 2010. New way to dip for honey is the first observation of tool-use in wild chimpanzees of Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda. Pan Africa News 17(1): 5-6.

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publication . Article . 2016

A New Report of Chimpanzee Ant-fishing from the Issa Valley, Tanzania

Alejandra Pascual-Garrido;