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Tolerated mouth-to-mouth food transfers in common marmosets.
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PMID:  17940727     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this paper we describe tolerated mouth-to-mouth food transfers in captive adult common marmosets, where an animal approached a conspecific that has recently received a piece of food, opened the other's mouth forcefully, and picked food pieces out of it. Tolerated mouth-to-mouth food transfers occurred between animals of both sexes. They were observed when the possessor was subordinate as well as when it was dominant, and in four dyads they were observed in both directions. We argue that this behaviour might have a social function and that the cooperative breeding system of marmosets might have facilitated its evolution.
Claudia Kasper; Bernhard Voelkl; Ludwig Huber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Primates; journal of primatology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0032-8332     ISO Abbreviation:  Primates     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-10     Completed Date:  2008-05-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401152     Medline TA:  Primates     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department for Neurobiology and Cognition Research, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090, Vienna, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Callithrix / physiology*
Feeding Behavior / physiology*
Social Dominance

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