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Director: Pedro Bias
Mission: The objectives of the LTP are research on social behavior, scent marking, infant development, and well-being. The LTP is also dedicated to the preservation and breeding of endangered species.
Principal Research Programs: Social behavior; Scent marking; Visual communication; Animal well-being; Infant development; Food sharing behavior; Cognition in "C. jacchus" and "C. geoffreyi"
Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Undergraduate, Graduate.; Field work opportunities are not available; Financial support is occasionally available.; NOTE: The LTP offers "Callithricidae" and "Cebidae" in excellent condition in captivity for noninvasive research.
Number of Staff: 9
Supported Species: 16 Ateles geoffroyi (Geoffroy's spider monkey), 8 Callithrix jacchus (common marmoset), 8 Callithrix kuhlii (Wied's marmoset), 6 Callithrix penicillata (black-pencilled marmoset), 26 Leontopithecus chrysomelas (golden-headed lion tamarin), 15 Saguinus midas (midas tamarin)
Last Updated: 2000-07-28
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