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Male Monkeys Conform Behavior To Local Customs
2013-04-26 11:42:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Human beings are sophisticated creatures equipped with opposable thumbs and higher brain functions than any of our fellow creatures. Yet as Mike Snow sings, “I´m still an animal,” and many human behaviors and tendencies have been observed in the animal kingdom as well. For instance, our herd-like mentality to follow the crowd and do what those around us are doing has been observed in wild vervet monkeys living in...

Vervet Monkeys Use A Little Patience When Solving Social Dilemmas
2013-03-28 16:21:47

Cell Press People could learn a lot from vervet monkeys. When vervets need to work together, they don't tell each other what to do or punish uncooperative behavior. But according to evidence reported on March 28 in the Cell Press journal Current Biology, they do get by, with a little patience. "The vervets show us that tolerance towards group members and patience while others are learning how they can improve things individually can go a long way in solving coordination problems," said...

2012-04-26 09:33:24

Among vervet monkeys, social learning is strongly influenced by matrilineal family members, according to a study published Apr. 25 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The authors of the report, led by Erica van de Waal of University of St. Andrews, presented wild vervets with sand-covered grapes and monitored their grape-cleaning behavior to investigate different channels of social learning. Some monkeys cleaned the grapes by rubbing them between their hands or substrate, others peeled...

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2007-07-16 11:38:10

Monkey viruses related to HIV may have swept across Africa more recently than previously thought, according to new research from The University of Arizona in Tucson. A new family tree for African green monkeys shows that an HIV-like virus, simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV, first infected those monkeys after the lineage split into four species. The new research reveals the split happened about 3 million years ago. Previously, scientists thought SIV infected an ancestor of green monkeys...


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Green Monkey, Chlorocebus sabaeus
2012-05-08 07:59:28

The green monkey (Chlorocebus sabaeus), an Old World monkey, is also commonly known as the Callithrix monkey. It is thought by some that members of the genus Chlorocebus are actually one widespread species, known as Cercopithecus aethiops. This sole species has also been named the green monkey, creating confusion in distinguishing Chlorocebus sabaeus as the green monkey. The range of the green monkey extends from West Africa and Senegal to the Volta River, and these monkeys have also...

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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 15:35:33

The Vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus), or just simply Vervet, is an African Old World monkey. This species is classified into the family Cercopithecidae. The term can also refer to all of the members of their genus, Chlorocebus. Vervets are commonly found around South Africa, where they are classified as vermin. Sources indicate that these monkeys must go through life in constant danger of being killed by people. In South Africa, these creatures can be killed in any method without...

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2006-12-28 15:32:50

The grivet (Chlorocebus aethiops) is an Old World monkey. It has long white tufts of hair along the sides of the face. Some authorities consider this and all of the members of the genus Chlorocebus to be a single species, Cercopithecus aethiops.

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