The Complete Capuchin: The Biology of the Genus Cebus

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 21, 2004 - Science - 339 pages
Capuchin monkeys in the genus Cebus are one of the most widely distributed genera of primates in Central and South America. They have captivated the imaginations of scientists and the lay public alike with their creative and highly variable behavior, their grace and power in action, and their highly developed social character. This book explores our understanding of capuchins in relation to their lives in nature, their physical, mental and social characteristics, and in comparison to other monkeys.
 

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Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Capuchins in human worlds
1
Capuchins in nature
11
Taxonomy distribution and conservation where and what are they and how did they get there?
13
Behavioral ecology how do capuchins make a living?
36
Community ecology How do capuchins interact with their local communities and influence their environments?
55
Life history and demography
72
Engaging the world Exploration and problemsolving
155
Fancy manipulators Capuchins use objects as tools
171
Living together Social interactions relationships and social structure
200
Erotic artists Sexual behavior forms of courtship and mating
219
Learning together Socially biased learning
242
The InComplete capuchin
258
Plant foods eaten by capuchins Cebus apella 1 C albifrons 2 C capucinus 3 andor C olivaceus 4
259
Sites of longterm field observations of capuchin monkeys listed in the bibliography
284

Behavioral biology
79
Development
104
Motor skills
124
Behavioral psychology
139
Perceiving the world Memory and perception
141
Blood biochemistry hematological and serum protein parameters for males and females A juveniles and adults b
285
Appendix IV Literature resources related to management of captive capuchins1
289
References
291
Index
330
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DOROTHY M. FRAGASZY is Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Neuroscience and Behavior Program at the University of Georgia, USA.

LINDA M. FEDIGAN is Professor of Anthropology and Canada Research Chair at the University of Calgary, Canada.

ELISABETTA VISALBERGHI is Senior Researcher at the Istituto di Sciennze della Cognizione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche in Rome, Italy.

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