Sociosexual Behavior and Chemical Communication of Aotus nancymaae

  title={Sociosexual Behavior and Chemical Communication of Aotus nancymaae},
  author={Christy Kaitlyn Wolovich and Si{\^a}n Evans},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
Owl monkeys (Aotus spp.) are unique because they are the only nocturnal anthropoids. Though medical researchers have used them extensively, thorough descriptions of their social behavior are sparse. We examined in detail the social behavior of 12 male-female captive pairs of Aotus nancymaae over an entire year. We compared data from males and females to determine if there are sexual differences in scent-marking, allogrooming, and other sociosexual behavior. We compared observation periods with… CONTINUE READING