Responses to urine odor in the tufted capuchin (Cebus apella)

  title={Responses to urine odor in the tufted capuchin (Cebus apella)},
  author={Yoshikazu Ueno},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
When the tufted capuchin urinates, it frequently performs “urine-washing”. Previous studies have proposed several hypotheses about this behavior. This study investigated 1) whether the tufted capuchin can distinguish the urine odor of conspecific individuals from other groups, and 2) whether the capuchins can distiguish conspcific urine odor of from that of other species. When an odor bar that had been prepared in conspecific other group's cage was presented, the response (sniffing, licking, or… CONTINUE READING