Parental division of labour and differentiation of attachments in a monogamous primate (Callicebus moloch)

  title={Parental division of labour and differentiation of attachments in a monogamous primate (Callicebus moloch)},
  author={Sally P. Mendoza and William A. Mason},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Gender differences in caring for infant Cebuella pygmaea: the role of infant age and relatedness.
Experimental manipulations confirmed results of the observational part of the study and thus may be useful paradigms for testing specific hypotheses about parental behaviors.
Observations of a daytime birthing event in wild titi monkeys (Callicebus oenanthe): implications of the male parental role
It is suggested that the male titi monkey provides infant care to release the female of these duties in order that she may spend more time foraging, thus potentially increasing the pair’s overall reproductive output.
Development of infant common marmosets’ (Callithrix jacchus) preference for their parents over adults from another group
Results suggest selective approach behavior develops in marmosets by the age of 10 weeks, and suggest infant attachment to the mother remains poorly understood in common marmoset infants.
Attachment and social preferences in cooperatively‐reared cotton‐top tamarins
For cooperatively breeding monkeys, the attachment object for infants is the family member that invested the most effort in carrying the infant and transferring food with the infant, and for these bi‐parental infant care species in which the father serves as the primary attachment figure.
Infant Development and Parental Care in Free-Ranging Aotus azarai azarai in Argentina
The development of a cohort of free-ranging infants born in an owl monkey population in Formosa Province is described, suggesting that in owl monkeys the infant may be primarily attached to the adult male in the group.
Social monogamy, male–female relationships, and biparental care in wild titi monkeys (Callicebus discolor)
The data suggest that the pair may experience social costs during times of intense infant care but that any putative energetic costs associated with infant care are not mitigated by adjusting physical activity.
Affiliative Behaviors in Pairbonded Red Titi Monkeys (Callicebus Discolor)
This research provides data suggesting that the presence of a dependent infant may influence the quality of the relationship between pairmates, and quantifying the pairbond and exploring the costs of infant care are rare for wild titi monkeys.
Responses of infant titi monkeys, Callicebus moloch, to removal of one or both parents: evidence for paternal attachment.
The results indicate that in this monogamous New World primate, the father is the primary attachment figure for the developing infant.
The captive behaviour and reproduction of Goeldi's monkey Callimico goeldii
Allometric analysis of New World monkeys showed that Callimico may be unique in having a single relatively small infant, and theories concerning the evolution of twinning among the Platyrrhini were discussed.


Longitudinal observations of care and development of infant titi monkeys (Callicebus moloch)
It is suggested that substantial male care of young titi infants leads to several important consequences for the infant's social development, including the development of a stronger attachment to the father than the mother.
Pituitary-adrenal response to separation in mother and infant squirrel monkeys.
The results indicate that mothers, infants, and surrogate-reared infants respond to 30-min separation with a substantial increase in plasma cortisol, suggesting that these infants develop similar attachments to the surrogate as normal infants to their own mothers.
Parental behavior in Saguinus fuscicollis ssp. (Callithricidae).
  • G. Epple
  • Biology
    Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology
  • 1975
The role of early experience in caring for infants in the development of adequate parental behavior and rearing success is discussed.
Injection of a neuroleptic produces changes in caregiver-infant interactions in marmosets
The Owl Monkey (Aotus trivirgatus)
The owl monkey is the only anthropoid primate which has exploited a nocturnal niche and in this respect it has proven extremely successful and in the author’s experience these animals are readily distinguishable from other owl monkey phenotypes.
Effects of artificial mothers and visual experience on adrenal responsiveness of infant monkeys.
Rhesus monkeys, maternally seprated at birth, were individually housed with a simple artificial mother in cages that were either completely enclosed (Enclosed Group) or had a clear plastic fron that faced the general nursery environment (Visual Group), reflected in longitudinal and diurnal contrasts between groups.