Social development during the first twenty weeks in the cotton-top tamarin (<ce:italic>Saguinus o. oedipus</ce:italic>)

@article{Cleveland1984SocialDD,
  title={Social development during the first twenty weeks in the cotton-top tamarin (<ce:italic>Saguinus o. oedipus</ce:italic>)},
  author={J. W. Cleveland and Charles T. Snowdon},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1984},
  volume={32},
  pages={432-444}
}
Fourteen infant cotton-top tamarins from five captive family groups were studied during the first 20 weeks of life. We examined the roles of parents and of siblings of different ages as caregivers and as social companions for the infants, as well as the effects of group composition and group size on these roles. Parents and adult siblings played similar active roles in infant caregiving during the first few weeks after birth, with males showing a greater involvement than females. In groups… CONTINUE READING

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