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Stone tool use by wild capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus) at Serra das Confuses National Park, Brazil

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Falotico, Tiago [1, 2] ; Coutinho, Paulo Henrique M. [2] ; Bueno, Carolina Q. [2] ; Rufo, Henrique P. [2] ; Ottoni, Eduardo B. [2]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Neotrop Primates Res Grp, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Psychol, Dept Expt Psychol, Av Prof Mello Moraes 1721, Bloco F, Sala 2, BR-05508030 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: PRIMATES; v. 59, n. 4, p. 385-394, JUL 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Capuchin monkeys (Sapajus spp.) are proficient tool users, and the use of stone tools occurs in several populations, mostly to crack open encased foods. Two well-studied Brazilian populations of Sapajus libidinosus inhabit Fazenda Boa Vista and Serra da Capivara National Park and present different behavioral sets regarding tool use. Serra das Confuses National Park (SCoNP) lies between those sites, but little is known about the capuchin monkey population that lives there. To begin unraveling the capuchin behavior in this area, we conducted a brief survey for tool use sites. We found indirect evidence that capuchin monkeys at SCoNP use stone hammers to crack open at least four species of seeds and fruits. Plant reproductive parts there are processed with stone tools in a similar pattern to the other sites. Further study is needed to directly observe tool use by capuchin monkeys at SCoNP, verify the occurrence of other possible types of tool use in this population, and thus fully compare their tool use repertoire to that of other populations. (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