[Taxacom] stripe tailed ape double

Ken Kinman kinman at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 7 19:31:36 CDT 2007

    The story is that this bridge term originated in Brazil, so this 
so-called "ape" is apparently a marmoset from Family Callithricidae.  Mostly 
like one of the species in genus Callithrix.  These marmosets often have 
ringed-tails, although not as distinctive as those of ringed-tailed lemurs.  
[Actually ringed-tailed lemurs were what first popped into my mind, but when 
I read that the name originated in Brazil, lemurs just didn't fit].  Anyway, 
this kind of aggressive bluffing (and then running away when you call their 
bluff) sounds like something a marmoset would do, and geographically it 
             Ken Kinman
>From: john_laduke at und.nodak.edu
>To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
>Subject: [Taxacom] stripe tailed ape double
>Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2007 15:55:20 -0500
>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
>Striped-Tailed Ape: A Striped-Tailed Ape Double is a tactic used in
>high-level competitive auctions. A player who is sure that the
>opponents have a slam doubles them in game (or at the five-level),
>hoping they settle for the lesser score. If they redouble, he runs
>(as a striped-tailed ape) to his side's suit, hoping the sacrifice is
>cheap enough.
>John La Duke
>Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences
>University of North Dakota
>Grand Forks, ND 58202
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