Reactions to Potential Predators in Captive-Born Marmosets (Callithrix penicillata)

  title={Reactions to Potential Predators in Captive-Born Marmosets (Callithrix penicillata)},
  author={Marilia Barros and Vanner Boere and Eldon L. Mello and Carlos Tomaz},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
We describe the behavioral repertoire of captive-born black tufted-eared marmosets (Callithrix penicillata) elicited by brief exposures to three potential mounted taxidermized predators (caracara hawk, Polyborus plancus; rattlesnake, Crotalus durissus; oncilla, Leopardus tigrina), and a stuffed toy. For each of the four stimuli, we submitted the subjects to a 9-min trial divided into three consecutive intervals: a 4-min pre-exposure baseline observation, a 1-min stimulus exposure, and a 4-min… CONTINUE READING