+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Colour discrimination in the black-tufted-ear marmoset (Callithrix penicillata): ecological implications



Colour discrimination in the black-tufted-ear marmoset (Callithrix penicillata): ecological implications



Folia Primatologica; International Journal of Primatology 76(3): 125-134



The dietary diversity of marmosets is substantial, which may reflect differences in their colour vision. This study examined the colour discrimination ability of a gummivore/insectivore callitrichid, Callithrix penicillata, which inhabits the Brazilian cerrado (bush savanna). A series of ecologically relevant tasks, involving a behavioural paradigm of discrimination learning in semi-natural conditions and the usage of ecologically relevant stimuli, was executed. Three marmosets, 2 males and a female, behaved like human dichromats, showing an impaired performance when orange and green stimuli had to be discriminated. In contrast, 2 females resembled human trichromats, discriminating those kinds of pairs. Our data suggest that Callithrix penicillata presents a polymorphic trichromacy, with dichromatic males and dichromatic or trichromatic females. Copyright copyright 2005 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 022231698

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 15900100

DOI: 10.1159/000084375


Related references

Comparison of semen characteristics and sperm cryopreservation in common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) and black-tufted-ear marmoset (Callithrix penicillata). Journal of Medical Primatology 48(1): 32-42, 2019

Intestinal intussusception in two monkeys - black tufted-ear marmoset (Callithrix penicillata) and squirrel-marmoset (Saimiri boliviensis). Veterinarske Novice 32(3/4): 69-73, 2006

Hybridization effects and genetic diversity of the common and black-tufted marmoset (Callithrix jacchus and Callithrix penicillata) mitochondrial control region. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 155(4): 522-536, 2014

Pulmonary actinomycosis in a free-living black-tufted marmoset (Callithrix penicillata). Primates; Journal of Primatology 60(2): 119-123, 2019

Behavioral characteristics of pair bonding in the black tufted-ear marmoset ( Callithrix penicillata ). Behaviour 149(3-4): 407-440, 2012

The seminiferous epithelium cycle length in the black tufted-ear marmoset (Callithrix penicillata) is similar to humans. Biology of Reproduction 74(4): 616-624, 2006

Antibody-enhanced dengue disease generates a marked CNS inflammatory response in the black-tufted marmoset Callithrix penicillata. Neuropathology 36(1): 3, 2016

Black-Tufted-Ear Marmoset Callithrix penicillata (Primates: Callitrichidae) Following the Army Ant Labidus praedator (Formicidae: Ecitoninae) in the Cerrado and the Atlantic Forest, Brazil. Neotropical Primates 14(1): 32-33, 2007

Ecological aspects of black-pincelled marmoset (Callithrix penicillata) in the cerradão and dense cerrado of the Brazilian central plateau. Brazilian Journal of Biology 61(3): 397-404, 2001

Recognition of a 3D snake model and its 2D photographic image by captive black tufted-ear marmosets (Callithrix penicillata). Animal Cognition 12(5): 725-732, 2009

Relationship between body temperature, weight, and hematological parameters of black tufted-ear marmosets (Callithrix penicillata). Journal of Medical Primatology 45(3): 118-125, 2016

Bimodal temporal organization of specific vigilance behaviors in captive black tufted-ear marmosets (Callithrix penicillata). Behavioural Processes 84(2): 629-631, 2010

Occasional Field Observations of the Predation on Mice, Dove and Ants by Black-Tufted-Ear Marmosets ( Callithrix penicillata ). Neotropical Primates 15(2): 59-62, 2008

Fatal attack on black-tufted-ear marmosets (Callithrix penicillata) by a Boa constrictor: a simultaneous assault on two juvenile monkeys. Primates; Journal of Primatology 57(1): 123-127, 2016

Recovery of Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis from hepatic aspirates of the black-plumed marmoset, Callithrix penicillata. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 85(5): 596, 1991