Observations of a daytime birthing event in wild titi monkeys (Callicebus oenanthe): implications of the male parental role

@article{Deluycker2013ObservationsOA,
  title={Observations of a daytime birthing event in wild titi monkeys (Callicebus oenanthe): implications of the male parental role},
  author={Anneke M Deluycker},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2013},
  volume={55},
  pages={59-67}
}
Behaviors displayed during birth events, including prenatal, parturition, and postpartum periods, can give insight into caretaking roles in species in which the offspring is cared for by individuals other than the mother. Titi monkeys, genus Callicebus, exhibit a pair-bonded social system along with intense male care of offspring. Here, I report the first case of a birth seen in the wild in a group of Callicebus oenanthe, a little-known species in northern Peru, and describe infant care and… CONTINUE READING