Social behavior of the squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus)
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Social behavior of the squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus) a bibliography by Jean Balch Williams

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Published by Primate Information Center, Regional Primate Research Center, University of Washington in Seattle, Wash .
Written in English


  • Primates -- Behavior -- Bibliography,
  • Primates -- Bibliography,
  • Behavior, Animal -- Bibliography

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StatementJean Balch Williams.
The Physical Object
Pagination18 p. ;
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14754781M

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  I really enjoyed this book because I am crazy about squirrel monkeys. It provides an in depth study of behavior in their natural habitat. They even observed these monkeys at Monkey Jungle in Miami, Florida. I am a little bias because from age 17 to 26, a squirrel monkey 5/5(2).   Adult male and female squirrel monkeys were tested in nonsocial adaptation and pairwise and triad social situations differing in sex composition. Social behaviors, nonsocial behaviors, and dominance hierarchies were observed during social testing. Dominance hierarchies were similar in groups differing in size and social structure. Nonsocial behaviors decreased in females and Cited by: 1. The Squirrel Monkey is devoted to the common South American squirrel monkey, Saimiri sciureus. In light of the growing number of squirrel monkeys being established each year in many laboratories, there appeared the need to pool existing knowledge in concise form. Title: Enrichment for Nonhuman Primates - Squirrel Monkeys (Saimiri), Created Date: 3/3/ PM.

The social behavior of squirrel monkeys docu-mented in field studies in Central and South. America, as well as in semi-natural captive environ-ments, was reviewed last by Baldwin []. Most. Comic Book Squirrel Monkeys. Long time comic readers might remember ads in the pages of '60s/'70s comics selling live Squirrel Monkeys for only $25! George has the story of one fan who bought one, which resulted in an ER visit and 28 stitches. Baldwin, J. D., , A study of the social behavior of a semifree-ranging colony of squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus), Ph.D. Dissertation, Johns Hopkins University.   Prior observations of squirrel monkeys in Costa Rica and Peru, conducted by Boinski and others, fit well with a popular model of primate social behavior. Its proponents theorize that as competition for food within a group intensifies, females prove more likely to remain in their birth troop and to form alliances with their female relatives.

This book explores the role of aggression in primate social systems and its implications for human behavior. Many people look to primate studies to see if and how we might be able to predict violent behavior in humans, or ultimately to control war. Of particular interest in the study of primate aggression are questions such as: how do primates use aggression to maintain social organization. Social interactions frequently observed within squirrel monkey groups include grooming behaviors, “calling” (i.e., vocalizations), play, displays of aggression, and huddling. Vocalizations help to maintain the social organization of squirrel monkey troops. Squirrel monkeys use calls to enhance group coordination and cohesion. Squirrel monkey, (genus Saimiri), most abundant primate of riverside forests in the Guianas and the Amazon River basin, distinguished by a circle of black hairless skin around the nose and mouth set against an expressive white face. Their short, soft fur is gray to olive green, with whitish underparts. Squirrel monkeys are 25–40 cm (10–16 inches) long, not including the heavy nonprehensile. Squirrel monkeys are weaned by 4 months of age, while other species are not fully weaned until 18 months old. Female squirrel monkeys reach sexual maturity at age 3 years, while males reach sexual maturity around age 5 years. Squirrel monkeys live to about 15 years old in .