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Comunidade IPUSP - Docentes - Eduardo B. Ottoni


CORAT C, SIQUEIRA J & OTTONI EB. Sequential organization and optimization of the nut-cracking behavior of semi-free tufted capuchin monkeys (Sapajus sp.). Primates, Online First, 2015


OTTONI EB. Tool use traditions in nonhuman primates: the case of tufted capuchin monkeys. Human Ethology Bulletin, 30, 2-40, 2015.


MENDES FDC, CARDOSO RM, OTTONI EB, IZAR P, VILLAR DNA, MARQUEZAN RF. Diversity of nutcracking tool sites used by Sapajus libidinosus in Brazilian Cerrado. American Journal of Primatology 77, 535-546, 2015.


OTTONI EB & FALÓTICO T. Social learning, behavioral traditions, and the evolution of sociality in non-human animals: The case of tufted capuchin monkeys In: Naturalistic approaches to culture. Pléh C, Csibra G & Richerson (Eds). Budapest, Hungary : Akadémiai Kiadó, 136-156, 2014.


AGUIAR L, CARDOSO RM, BACK JP, CARNEIRO EC, SUZIN A, OTTONI EB. Tool use in urban populations of capuchin monkeys Sapajus spp. (Primates: Cebidae). Zoologia (Curitiba), 31, 516-519, 2014.

FALÓTICO T, & OTTONI EB. Sexual bias in probe tool manufacture and use by wild bearded capuchin monkeys. Behavioural Processes, 108, 117-122, 2014.


FALÓTICO T & OTTONI EB. Stone throwing as a sexual display in wild female bearded capuchin monkeys, Sapajus libidinosus. PLoS ONE 8, p. e79535, 2013.


 MENDES FDC, CARDOSO RM, OTTONI EB, IZAR P, VILLAR DNA, MARQUEZAN RF. Diversity of nutcracking tool sites used by Sapajus libidinosus in Brazilian Cerrado. American Journal of Primatology 77, 535-546, 2015.


SPAGNOLETTI N, VISALBERGHI E, VERDERANE M, OTTONI EB, IZAR P & FRAGASZY D. Stone tool use in wild bearded capuchin monkeys, Cebus libidinosus. Is it a strategy to overcome food scarcity? Animal Behaviour 83:1285-1294, 2012.

SPAGNOLETTI, N, VISALBERGHI, E, OTTONI, EB, IZAR, P & FRAGASZY, D - Stone tool use by adult wild bearded capuchin monkeys (Cebus libidinosus). Frequency, efficiency and tool selectivity. Journal of Human Evolution, 62(1), 97-107, 2011.
FRAGASZY, DM, GREENBERG, R, VISALBERGHI, E, OTTONI, EB, IZAR, P & LIU, Q - How wild bearded capuchin monkeys select stones and nuts to minimize the number of strikes per nut cracked. Animal Behaviour, 80, 205-214, 2010.
FRAGASZY, D, PICKERING, T, LIU, Q, IZAR, P, OTTONI, EB & VISALBERGHI, E - Bearded capuchin monkeys’ and a human’s efficiency at cracking palm nuts with stone tools: Field experiments.  Animal Behaviour, 79, 321-332, 2010.
VISALBERGHI, E, SPAGNOLETTI, N, RAMOS DA SILVA, ED, ANDRADE, FRD, OTTONI, EB, IZAR, P, FRAGASZY, D - Distribution of potential suitable hammers and transport of hammer tools and nuts by wild capuchin monkeys. Primates, 50, 95-104, 2009.
VISALBERGHI, E, ADDESSI, E, TRUPPA, V, SPAGNOLETTI, N, OTTONI, EB, IZAR, P & FRAGASZY, D - Selection of effective stone tools by wild bearded capuchin monkeys. Current Biology 19, 213-217, 2009.
OTTONI, E.B. - Uso de ferramentas e tradições comportamentais em macacos-prego (Cebus spp), Tese de Livre-Docência, IPUSP, 2009.
MANNU, M. & OTTONI, E.B. - The enhanced tool-kit of two groups of wild bearded capuchin monkeys in the caatinga: tool making, associative use, and secondary tools. American Journal of Primatology 71, 242-251, 2009.
LIU, Q, SIMPSON, K, IZAR, P, OTTONI, EB, VISALBERGHI, E & FRAGASZY, D - Kinematics and energetics of nut-cracking in wild capuchin monkeys (Cebus libidinosus) in Piaui, Brazil. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 138(2), 210-220, 2009.
WRIGHT, BW, WRIGHT, KA, CHALK, J, VERDERANE, MP, FRAGASZY, D, VISALBERGHI, E, IZAR, P, OTTONI, EB, CONSTANTINO, P, VINYARD, C. Fallback foraging as a way of life: Using dietary toughness to compare the fallback signal among capuchins and implications for interpreting morphological variation. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 140, p.687 - 699, 2009.
SCHUCK-PAIM, C., BORSARI, A. & OTTONI, E.B. - Means to an end: Neotropical parrots manage to pull strings to meet their goals. Animal Cognition 12, 287–301, 2009.
OTTONI, E.B. & IZAR, P. - Capuchin monkey tool use: overview and implications. Evolutionary Anthropology 17, 171-178, 2008.
MENDONÇA-FURTADO, O. & OTTONI, E.B. - Learning generalization in problem solving by a blue-fronted parrot (Amazona aestiva). Animal Cognition 11, 719-725, 2008.
RESENDE, B.D., OTTONI, E.B. & FRAGASZY, D.M. Ontogeny of manipulative behavior and nut-cracking in young tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella): a Perception-Action perspective. Developmental Science 11, 828-840, 2008.
SCHUCK-PAIM, C.,  ALONSO, W.J. & OTTONI, E.B. Cognition in an ever-Changing world: climatic variability is associated with brain size in neotropical parrots. Brain, Behavior & Evolution 71, 200-215, 2008.
OTTONI, E.B., RODRIGUEZ, C.F & BARRETO, J.C. - Teoria da Mente e compreensão da representação gráfica de conteúdos mentais (“balões de pensamento”). Interação em Psicologia 10(2), 225-234, 2006.
OTTONI,E.B., RESENDE, B.D. & IZAR, P. (2005). Watching the best nutcrackers - what capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) know about others´ tool using skills. Animal Cognition 8(4), 215-21 , 2005.
VISALBERGHI, E., FRAGASZY, D.M., IZAR, P. & OTTONI, E.B. - Terrestriality and tool use. Science 308, 951, 2005.
BORSARI, A. & OTTONI, E.B. - Preliminary observations of tool use in captive Hyacinth Macaws (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus). Animal Cognition 8(1), 48-52, 2005.
FRAGASZY, D., IZAR, P., VISALBERGHI, E., OTTONI, E.B. & OLIVEIRA, M.G. - Wild capuchin monkeys use anvils and stone pounding tools. American Journal of Primatology 64(4), 359-366, 2004.
OTTONI, E.B. & MANNU, M. - Spontaneous use of tools by semi-free-ranging capuchin monkeys. Pp. 440-443 em DE WAAL, F.B.M. & TYACK, P. (eds.), Animal Social Complexity - Intelligence, Culture, and Individualized Societies. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003.
OTTONI, E.B. & MANNU, M. - Semi-free ranging tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) spontaneously use tools to crack open nuts. International Journal of Primatology 22(3), 347-358, 2001.
OTTONI, EDUARDO B. - EthoLog 2.2: a tool for the transcription and timing of behavior observation sessions. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers 32(3), 446-449, 2000.

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