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Capuchin stone tool use in Caatinga dry forest.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15591195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Wild capuchin monkeys inhabiting dry forest were found to customarily use tools as part of their extractive foraging techniques. Tools consisted of twigs and sticks, often modified, which were used to probe for insects and, most frequently, of stones of a variety of sizes and shapes used for cracking and digging. The use of tools for digging has been thought to be restricted to humans. These monkeys, living in a harsh dry habitat, survive food limitation and foraging time constraints through their extensive tool use.
A C de A Moura; P C Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  306     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-13     Completed Date:  2005-01-05     Revised Date:  2007-03-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1909     Citation Subset:  IM    
Darwin College, University of Cambridge, Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EU, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Appetitive Behavior
Behavior, Animal*
Cebus / psychology*
Feeding Behavior*
Comment In:
Science. 2005 May 13;308(5724):951-2; author reply 951-2   [PMID:  15890860 ]

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