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Serra da Capivara National Park (2005 - present)
Field Study in the Americas
Location of Site: BRAZIL, São Raimundo Nonato - Piauí

Director: Prof. Eduardo B. Ottoni
E-Mail: c.libidinosus@gmail.com
Av. Prof. Mello Moraes, 1721, São Paulo, São Paulo 05508-030 BRAZIL
Department: Dept. of Experimental Psychology
Institution: Institute of Psychology - University of São Paulo

Research Objectives: The project aims to study tool use behavior in natural situation and field experiments. The main goals are to study the individual learning mechanisms, and the role of the social bias learning in the acquisition of behaviors and in the formation of behavioral traditions in this wild population.

Field Positions and Volunteers: - Field assistants
- Volunteer assistants

Species Studied: Cebus libidinosus (black-striped capuchin)

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

Publications: - Alfaro, J. W. L., Matthews, L., Boyette, A. H., Macfarlan, S. J., Phillips, K. A., Falótico, T., ⦠Alfaro, M. E. (2012). Anointing variation across wild capuchin populations: a review of material preferences, bout frequency and anointing sociality in Cebus and Sapajus. American journal of primatology, 74(4), 299â314. doi:10.1002/ajp.20971

- Falotico, T. (2011). Uso de ferramentas por macacos-prego (Sapajus libidinosus) do Parque Nacional Serra da Capivara - PI. Universidade de São Paulo. Retrieved from http://www.teses.usp.br/teses/disponiveis/47/47132/tde-04112011-171428/

- Falótico, T., & Ottoni, E. B. (2013). Stone Throwing as a Sexual Display in Wild Female Bearded Capuchin Monkeys, Sapajus libidinosus. (M. D. Petraglia, Ed.)PLoS ONE, 8(11), e79535. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0079535

- Mannu, M., & Ottoni, E. B. (2009). The Enhanced Tool-Kit of Two Groups of Wild Bearded Capuchin Monkeys in the Caatinga: Tool Making, Associative Use, and Secondary Tools. American Journal of Primatology, 71(3), 242â251. doi:10.1002/Ajp.20642

- Ottoni, E. B., & Izar, P. (2008). Capuchin monkey tool use: Overview and implications. Evolutionary Anthropology, 17(4), 171â178. doi:10.1002/Evan.20185

Last Updated: 2014-01-17


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