[Taxacom] stripe tailed ape double

Doug Yanega dyanega at ucr.edu
Tue Aug 7 17:28:33 CDT 2007


>Here is one for you systematics out there:  In bridge there is a play
>called a Stripe Tailed Ape double.  As a botanist, I am not qualified
>to speculate what that animal is/was.  Can anyone suggest a
>solution/organism?

Taken literally, it is impossible; a defining feature of apes is that 
they lack a tail. I can't think, myself, of any stripe-tailed 
monkeys, and one can hardly suppose that bridge players would choose 
a ring-tailed lower primate like a lemur to name a move after, but 
goodness only knows.

Peace,
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Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
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