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Transfer of tools and food between groups of tufted capuchins (Cebus apella).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9294639     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This research examined tool and food transfer between two groups of tufted capcuhin monkeys (Cebus apella). Subjects in one group transferred stones to subjects in a second group who in turn used the stones as cutting tools and then transferred food to subjects in the first group. Aspects of the capuchins' behavior are similar to those described for food-sharing in Cebus, cooperative tool use in Papio, and tool and food exchange in Pan. We propose that tool use and food-sharing facilitate tool and food transfer between captive groups of Cebus apella.
G C Westergaard; S J Suomi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of primatology     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0275-2565     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Primatol.     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-17     Completed Date:  1997-10-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108949     Medline TA:  Am J Primatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Comparative Ethology; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Poolesville, MD 20837, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cebus / psychology*
Feeding Behavior*
Social Behavior*

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