, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 365–369

Canine teeth of the monkey,Callicebus moloch: Lack of sexual dimorphism

  • Warren G. Kinzey

DOI: 10.1007/BF01793656

Cite this article as:
Kinzey, W.G. Primates (1972) 13: 365. doi:10.1007/BF01793656


Unlike other primates, the South American titi monkey,Callicebus moloch, does not exhibit sex-differences in the size or shape of the canine teeth, or in the extent of loss or fracture from excessive use. Males and females have similar canines as well in each of six subspecies ofC. moloch. The lack of dimorphism is related to the low level of aggression in this species.

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© Japan Monkey Centre 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Warren G. Kinzey
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.City University of New YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyCity CollegeNew YorkUSA