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A case of adoption in a wild group of black-fronted titi monkeys (Callicebus nigrifrons)

Overview of attention for article published in Primates, October 2007
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (85th percentile)

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Title
A case of adoption in a wild group of black-fronted titi monkeys (Callicebus nigrifrons)
Published in
Primates, October 2007
DOI 10.1007/s10329-007-0066-x
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Authors

Cristiane Cäsar, Robert John Young

Abstract

We observed a case of infant adoption in an unprovisioned group of wild black-fronted titi monkeys (Callicebus nigrifrons). During our long-term field study we noticed that an infant had moved from one of our study groups ("Desbotado") to another ("Rio"). Observations of the adoptive group confirm that it was being cared for by the adult male, and initially the group's adult female was nursing the infant alongside her biological infant. Interestingly, the native and adoptive groups have frequent inter-group interactions, but at no point have we observed the native group trying to retrieve its infant. As of April 2007 the infant has been living in its adoptive group for 19 months. These data document the first case of adoption in this genus; they suggest that infant recognition is poorly developed in this species and that under certain circumstances wild groups of C. nigrifrons can successfully rear twins. In our study population reproductive females give birth to one infant every year; the only case when this has not happened is with the group that adopted the infant, suggesting that adoption may generate a reproductive cost.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 8 9%
Colombia 1 1%
Unknown 78 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 21%
Student > Bachelor 16 18%
Student > Master 15 17%
Researcher 10 11%
Unspecified 7 8%
Other 21 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 58 67%
Unspecified 11 13%
Environmental Science 8 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 3%
Psychology 2 2%
Other 5 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 32. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 June 2017.
All research outputs
#453,111
of 12,501,940 outputs
Outputs from Primates
#40
of 584 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#15,929
of 269,652 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Primates
#3
of 20 outputs
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