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The Good Old Boys (Primates’) Club
2012-07-12 12:22:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If you´re a male and dad is not the head honcho, other men in your city are more likely to take you under their wing than your female siblings, lavishing attention on you and showing you how it´s done. If you're a male born to a father who's a strong and enduring community leader, you're far more likely than your less fortunate peers to become a leader yourself, due to the wide range of social advantages accruing from...

2012-07-11 06:06:35

If you're a male born to a father who's a strong and enduring community leader, you're far more likely than your less fortunate peers to become a leader yourself, due to the wide range of social advantages accruing from your dad's position. And even if your old man isn't a leader, other men in your community are more likely to take you under their wing than your sisters, lavishing attention on you and showing you the ropes. Sound like the basic description of an old boys' network?...

Teamwork Key To Humanity's Success, Scientists Claim
2012-03-04 06:24:07

Researchers from France, the UK, and the US believe they have discovered why mankind emerged as the planet's dominant species, and surprisingly, it isn't because of superior intellect. Rather, according to the AFP's Kerry Sheridan (AFP), it was "the ability to share knowledge and learn from each other" that likely gave humans the edge over chimpanzees or other mammal species, investigators from the University of St. Andrews, the University of Durham, the University of Texas, and University...

Members Of Small Monkey Groups More Likely To Fight
2011-12-29 04:00:30

Small monkey groups may win territorial disputes against larger groups because some members of the larger, invading groups avoid aggressive encounters. In a new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Margaret Crofoot, post-doctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology, and Ian Gilby, professor at Duke University, show that individual monkeys that don't participate in conflicts prevent large groups...

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2010-12-02 07:48:55

What sets mankind's closest relatives "” monkeys, apes, and other primates "” apart from other animals? According to a new study, one answer is that primates are less susceptible to the seasonal ups and downs "” particularly rainfall"” that take their toll on other animals. The findings may also help explain the evolutionary success of early humans, scientists say. The study appeared online in the November 30 issue of American Naturalist. "Wild animals deal with a...

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2010-03-15 13:00:44

Given a choice between spending a token to get their absolute favorite food or spending it to have a choice from a buffet of options, capuchin monkeys will opt for variety. In fact, they'll even eat a less-preferred food from that buffet when the favorite food is on it. They choose variety for variety's sake. The choices made by these captive-bred monkeys in an Italian research facility seem to show some innate desire to seek variety, said Dan Ariely, the James B. Duke Professor of psychology...

2009-08-14 11:03:55

Capuchin monkeys, like people, subconsciously warm to those who mirror their body language, primatologists in Italy said. Studies have shown people who are imitated feel more positively, or express greater empathy, toward those who are imitating them. Now, in the first study of its kind, capuchin monkeys have demonstrated that imitation is flattering, scientists at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies said. Researcher Elisabetta Visalberghi chose Capuchin monkeys for their...

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2009-08-14 10:30:00

Imitation and mimicry have long been an interesting part of human social behavior, but a recent study found that imitation may serve as a way for monkeys to form connections. After examining the behavior of capuchin monkeys, experts found that the monkeys develop closer bonds with humans who mimic their actions than with those who do not. The Capuchin monkey is considered to be one of the most intelligent New World monkeys, using stones often weighing as much as the monkeys to open nuts and...

2009-07-16 05:00:00

KIEL, Germany, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Most marketers and advertisers graduate or leave their training having all of the "right answers" as to what is best practice to promote a company and help it succeed. However, in an economic downturn when every line on the budget is scrutinized, it can be daunting for professionals to justify spending on advertising and promotions. Marketing and advertising professionals find that they can not "do what they've learned to do" if they don't have the...

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2008-08-26 08:10:00

Researchers found monkeys are more generous with friends compared to strangers, and demonstrated advanced prosocial tendencies, according to a new study. Scientists gathered data on capuchin monkeys at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University in Atlanta. During the experiment, monkeys were given a choice of receiving a food reward, or receiving a food reward and also having another monkey receive food.When the monkeys were paired with relative or "friend" they...


Latest Capuchin monkey Reference Libraries

White-headed Capuchin, Cebus capucinus
2012-07-13 14:39:09

The white-headed Capuchin (Cebus capucinus) is a New World monkey that is native to Central America, as well as the far northwestern area of South America. It is also known as the white-faced capuchin and the white-throated capuchin. Its Central American range includes Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama. Reports have shown that it may occur in southern Belize and eastern Guatemala, but these reports have not been confirmed. Its South American range is limited to the northwestern area...

White-fronted Capuchin, Cebus albifrons
2012-07-05 09:37:06

The white-fronted capuchin (Cebus albifrons) is New World monkey that can be found in seven South American countries. Its range includes Peru, Ecuador, Trinidad and Tobago, Bolivia, Venezuela, Columbia, and Brazil. This monkey can live in many different forest habitats, depending on its location. It can live in flooded forests, arid forests, and in forests growing over white sand. It also thrives in areas with "high caatinga" growth. The white-fronted capuchin has a large range covering...

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2006-12-28 15:39:01

The Malbrouck (Chlorocebus cynosuros) is an East African arboreal primate belonging to the genus of green monkeys (Chlorocebus). It is one of the most common primates of Africa. Physical characteristics The Malbrouck is a slim, agile primate with long limbs and a long tail. The fur is grayish brown to gray. The breast and belly are white, as well as the cheeks and eyebrows. It has a bald black head. The eyes are brown. The genitals are brightly colored. The scrotum of the male is...

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2006-12-28 13:27:07

The tufted capuchin (Cebus apella), also known as brown capuchin or black-capped capuchin is a New World primate from South America. Tufted capuchins are omnivorous animals, mostly feeding on fruits and invertebrates. They sometimes feed on small vertebrates (e.g. lizards and bird chicks) and other plant parts. It can be found in many different kinds of environments. These environments include moist tropical and subtropical forest, dry forest and disturbed or secondary forest. Like...

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2006-12-28 13:22:56

The white-headed capuchin (Cebus capucinus) is also known as the white-faced Capuchin or white-throated capuchin. It is a small New World monkey. It is of the family Cebidae. Native to the forests of South and Central America, white-throated capuchins are important to rainforest ecology by their role in dispersing seeds and pollen. They are among the best known monkeys. White-headed capuchins are recognized as the typical companion to the organ grinder and for the role of "Marcel" in...

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.