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Social Recognition in Invertebrates: The Knowns and the Unknowns

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ISBN 10: 3319376802 / ISBN 13: 9783319376806
Published by Springer, 2016
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Title: Social Recognition in Invertebrates: The ...

Publisher: Springer

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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This book uses a wide range of case studies from different invertebrate taxa to describe the numerous forms of social recognition occurring in this large group of animals and traces the evolution of this cognitive ability. The authors provide several examples of direct (i.e. the target of recognition is a conspecific) and indirect recognition (i.e. recognition of a reliable proxy rather than an individual, such as a den or a substrate) and discuss cases of familiar recognition (i.e. an animal remembers a conspecific but cannot tell what class it comes from or recognize its identity). Class-level recognition (i.e. an animal assigns a conspecific to an appropriate class of animals), and true individual recognition (i.e. an animal both identifies and recognizes a conspecific on an individual basis) are also addressed.

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“This important book brings together chapters on a comprehensive range of invertebrate taxa, reviewing the evidence in each taxon for social recognition and mechanisms. ... This book will encourage and enable further high-quality research in social recognition in invertebrates.” (Tristram D. Wyatt, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 92 (3), September, 2017) 

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