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The capuchin monkeys and the Caatinga dry forest (October 2000 / 12 March 2002; December 2006)
Field Study in the Americas
Location of Site: BRAZIL, Piaui, Serra da Capivara National Park & Paraiba, Patos, Serra do Toco

Director: Antonio C. de A. Moura
Phone: +55 3216 7025   Fax: +55 3216 7464   E-Mail:
Campus I, Joao Pessoa, Paraiba 58059-900 BRAZIL
Department: Sistematica e Ecologia- CCEN
Institution: Universidade Federal da Paraiba

Sponsoring Institution(s): CNPq until march 2002, since then withouth money....

Research Objectives: The main aims are: 1- Determine the main food resources used by Cebus apella libidinosus and how they do to deal with a lengthy dry season; 2- Evaluate the effects of a harsh enviroment on the behaviour and ecology of C. apella libidinosus; 3- Study the tool use behaviour and how seasonal changes in food abundance affects tool use. A secondary objective is to determine the abundance of primates in the Caatinga tropical dry forest.

Field Positions and Volunteers: Not available

Species Studied: Cebus libidinosus (black-striped capuchin)

Other Species at Site: Alouatta caraya (black-and-gold howler), Callithrix jacchus (common marmoset)

Last Updated: 2007-02-27

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