Immediate, but no delayed, behavioral response to a snake model by captive black tufted-ear marmosets

@article{Cagni2011ImmediateBN,
  title={Immediate, but no delayed, behavioral response to a snake model by captive black tufted-ear marmosets},
  author={Priscila Lelis Cagni and Ana Cristhina Sampaio and Nat{\'a}lia Barbosa Ribeiro and M. C. Pria Barros},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
  year={2011},
  volume={87},
  pages={241-245}
}
Whether callitrichids are naturally capable of detecting and responding to predators - or if such skills are learned - remains a controversial issue, with results differing in terms of species, predator and encounter conditions. Therefore, the behavioral response of naïve adult captive black tufted-ear marmosets (Callithrix penicillata) was assessed before, during, 0 and 4 h after a 5-min encounter with a snake and flower model. Using a two-phase cross-over design, marmosets (n = 16) were… CONTINUE READING
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