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Nasal probe and toothpick tool use by a wild female bearded capuchin (Sapajus libidinosus)

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Haslam, Michael [1] ; Falotico, Tiago [1]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Oxford, Sch Archaeol, RLAHA, Oxford OX1 3QY - England
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: PRIMATES; v. 56, n. 3, p. 211-214, JUL 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 5

We report the first observation of probe tool use by a wild adult female bearded capuchin (Sapajus libidniosus), at Serra da Capivara National Park (SCNP), Brazil. This individual used several stick tools and one grass stem to probe her nostrils, usually triggering a sneeze reaction, and also used stick tools to probe her teeth or gum. Both of these behaviours were accompanied by inspection and licking of the tool following use. We have termed these self-directed actions nasal probe and toothpick, and neither has been previously reported in wild capuchins. While stick tool use is common among foraging male capuchins at SCNP, the novel and at present idiosyncratic activities performed by the female monkey add to the known behavioural repertoire for this species. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/04818-0 - Tool use by wild bearded capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus): ecology, socially biased learning and behavioral traditions
Grantee:Eduardo Benedicto Ottoni
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/05219-0 - Tool use by capuchin monkeys: learning and tradition
Grantee:Tiago Falótico
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral