Social Aspects of Fur-rubbing in Cebus capucinus and C. apella

  title={Social Aspects of Fur-rubbing in Cebus capucinus and C. apella},
  author={J F Leca and No{\"e}lle Gunst and Odile Petit},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
Capuchins rub particular plant materials into their pelage, a behavior for which most authors have proposed a medicinal function (Baker in American Journal of Primatology 38:263–270, 1996, Baker, M. (1998). Fur Rubbing as Evidence for Medicinal Plant Use by Capuchin Monkeys (Cebus capucinus): Ecological, Social, and Cognitive Aspects of the Behavior. Dissertation thesis. University of California Riverside; DeJoseph et al. in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 46:924–925, 2002… CONTINUE READING

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